Commissary

What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees.

Commissary Items: While the jail provides very basic life necessities for inmates, a commissary

Commissary

5 Steps to Mailing Commissary Money to a Federal Inmate

In addition to these five steps below, keep in mind that when you mail the commissary funds, they must go through the United States Postal Service. You cannot use Federal Express, United Parcel or other similar services.

Step 1

Know where to send it. All federal commissary money must be sent to a central post office box. From there, it will be processed so that your loved one… Read more

Inmate & Family Issues

Can I Send a Box of Things to an Inmate?

There are still a few county jails in rural areas that allow inmates to receive packages through the mail system from people on the outside, but the vast majority restrict this activity. If your loved one is in a county jail or state prison, you won’t be able to send a package directly from your home. A few county jails and almost all state prisons allow inmates to receive packages… Read more