JailATM Deposit and Commissary Ordering
I’ve been the jail administrator for two years, and Stellar Services is fantastic; the program is very user-friendly, and if I have any questions or problems, I just call them, and they’re happy to help, says Pauline Gildernew, the jail administrator.
A deposit can be made using a Mastercard or VISA credit card or bank debit card. JailATM is a fast and convenient way to send money and purchase Commissary for inmates.
What can Inmates do with money on their books?
Inmates can use the commissary system to buy envelopes, stamps, shampoo, candy, and a variety of other items. If an inmate asks you to put “money on his book” so he can make commissary purchases, there are several options. You can MAIL in a money order or cash.
How does an inmate know they have money on their books?
In most states, the inmate is notified who sent the money; however, if your inmate is in a facility that offers the JPay Email service, we recommend sending him or her an email notifying him or her of the money you just sent, so he or she knows who sent it.
How much money should I put on someone’s books in jail?
I would recommend an amount between $120 and $200 per month to live comfortably, as this would allow for food almost every day of the week and luxury items when desired, even if it is not the maximum amount allowed to be spent in a given month.
How can I put money on a prisoners books?
Add money to an inmate’s commissary account in the following way:
- Select the appropriate state and facility.
- Enter at least 3 characters of the resident’s last name or ID.
- Enter your payment information and deposit amount, check the box after reading the terms and conditions, and select ok.
What can an inmate buy in jail?
Food (e.g., tuna, mackerel, chili), beverages (e.g., sodas, tea, coffee, drink mixes), snacks (e.g., Little Debbie’s snacks, trail mix, chips), and a variety of personal items (e.g., clothing, shoes, hygienic items, radios, MP3 players, postage stamps, copy cards) are all available to federal inmates.
What do prisoners get for free?
Because they can’t afford to eat otherwise, inmates are given free food, thin mats on a steel or concrete platform to sleep on, basic hygiene items, a limited amount of state clothing, and the “food” you’ll never see.
Can you sleep all day in jail?
No, inmates are not allowed to sleep all day, and any attempt to do so would be noticed by prison staff. However, even though inmates cannot “sleep away the time,” they are guaranteed an adequate amount of sleep by law.
How long does it take for inmates to receive money?
After two working days, the money will be deposited into the inmate’s account; inmates can check the balance of their accounts each month; if an inmate receives more than $600 in a month, the money will be given to the inmate when they are released from custody.
Can you call the jail to check on an inmate?
The real answer is that you can never call your inmate; they can only make outgoing calls to you. A common blunder people make is calling the facility and asking the staff to relay a message to their inmate; if the person was recently arrested, they will be allowed to call after the booking process is completed.
How much can you send someone in jail?
Many correctional facilities have a limit on how much money can be brought in and sent to an inmate at one time (for example, a maximum of $100 can be sent to an inmate at one time).
Do prisoners need money?
Inmates need money in jail because state regulations require them to cover the costs of basic living items, and inmates also use money to gain access to certain personal items, sometimes in secret or against prison rules.
What is the best way to send money to an inmate?
Money transfer options
- Online payments. You can send money to an inmate/offender using JPay.com.
- Over the phone. To send money to an inmate/offender over the phone, dial 1-800-574-5729.
- MoneyGram. If you want to send cash, use MoneyGram.
What app sends money to inmates?
JPay Mobile Apps Use the JPay app to send money to an inmate or make a community correction payment for ex-offenders; the apps are free to download and sync with your existing JPay account.
How do you put money on the phone for inmates?
Friends and family can set up an AdvancePayu00ae account by going to ConnectNetwork.com or calling 800.483. 8314. They can also purchase phone minutes for an inmate’s PIN Debit account by going to ConnectNetwork.com and creating an Offender Phone account.