Basic Facility Information

Baldwin County Corrections Center's basic information for you, and their direct contact number: 251-937-0202

This facility is for adult inmates.

Baldwin County Detention Center - Guidelines

The Corrections Center, formerly known as the County Jail, has been located on the same property in Bay Minette for 200 years.  Since 1970 the facility has been incrementally enlarged to the point today where approximately 700 inmates can be housed here.

A majority of the persons incarcerated in the facility are held as pre-trial detainees who are awaiting actions by the Court.  A much smaller number are either inmates serving a sentence in the facility, inmates housed from other jurisdictions, or inmates sentenced to state prison who are awaiting transportation to their assigned Alabama Department of Corrections location.

Inmate Management

This Division is charged with intake and release of all inmates, Docket room, Inmate Classification, Inmate Transportation and Liason to the Courts; including all Judges and District Attorney's Office.

Medical Service Unit

The medical staff provides the personnel resources for a full-service medical and dental facility inside the confines of the Corrections Center.  Professional medical services are provided by a locally contracted Doctor and Dentist.  Medical and Dental Sick Calls are held daily and inmates are seen in order of need after they have been examined.  Medical and dental care is provided to each inmate without regard for their ability to pay for services.  Should an inmate have funds in their Inmate Trust Account, a charge to that account for an appropriate co-pay amount will be made as they receive medical and dental care.


All written incoming non-privileged mail must be on a metered postcard (no postage stamps) no larger than 4”x6” in dimension and written in blue or black ink only. No embellishments, colored inks, markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, etc., will be accepted.

The following must be present as the return address on all correspondence addressed to the inmate while incarcerated at the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections Center: Sender’s First and last name, Complete Mailing address, City, State and Zip Code

Return addresses must be handwritten in blue or black ink only. No colored inks, markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, stamps, stickers etc., will be accepted.

Inmates may receive photograph postcards no larger than 4”x6” in dimension. These photograph postcards must meet the same standards as all other non-privileged incoming mail.

Metered (no postage stamps) postcards for outgoing non-privileged mail will be available for purchase from the Center’s Commissary and will be no larger than 4”x6” in dimension.

The following must be used as the inmate’s return address on all correspondence: Inmate’s full name, MNI #, 200 Hand Avenue, Bay Minette, AL 36507

Privileged incoming mail is correspondence which is not subject to censorship.

Inmates will be disciplined for the intentional use of legal mail as a device to avoid inspection and censorship. This includes the inclusion of non-legal material in outgoing mail stated as being ‘Legal Correspondence’

As a matter of security and safety of all persons concerned, all incoming and outgoing mail is subject to visual and/or contact search/inspection.

As of the approval date of this Policy, inmate mail already in the possession of any active inmate at the Center may be retained for the duration of their stay. All inmates fall under the preceding guidelines as of the effective date of this policy going forward.

MONEY. Money may be sent to during an inmates confinement. Money can be sent in three different forms.

1.  The Baldwin County Sheriff's Corrections Center has a Kiosk located in the Public Docket Lobby and the Visitation Lobby which can accept cash or credit/debit cards for deposit into an inmates account.
2.  A toll-free Phone Deposit by calling 1-866-394-0490  
3.  An Internet Deposit

All three are Secure forms of Deposit. (Fees apply to each)


          1. Jail's location and name of the facility 
          (Baldwin County Sheriff's Corrections Center--Baldwin County, Al)
           2.Inmate First and Last Name
           3. Inmate's ID Number
           4. Your billing address and credit card information

All written incoming non-privileged mail must be on a metered postcard (no postage stamps) no larger than 4”x6” in dimension and written in blue or black ink only. No embellishments, colored inks, markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, etc., will be accepted.

The following must be present as the return address on all correspondence addressed to the inmate while incarcerated at the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections Center: Sender’s First and last name, Complete Mailing address, City, State and Zip Code

Return addresses must be handwritten in blue or black ink only. No colored inks, markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, stamps, stickers etc., will be accepted.

Inmates may receive photograph postcards no larger than 4”x 6” in dimension. These photograph postcards must meet the same standards as all other non-privileged incoming mail.

Metered (no postage stamps) postcards for outgoing non-privileged mail will be available for purchase from the Center’s Commissary and will be no larger than 4”x 6” in dimension.


PACKAGES. Packages to the inmates are not authorized.

BOOKS, MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS. An inmate may be allowed to receive one (1) newspaper per day and to retain the same amount daily. Newspapers must not be hoarded. They must be thrown away the day after they are received. Outdated newspapers will be considered contraband and disposed of. All newspapers must be sent directly from the publisher. They may receive and retain one (1) magazine subscription per inmate provided it is received directly from the publisher through the U.S. Postal System. Softbound books may be received as long as they come from a bookstore through the U.S. Postal System and are inspected by the Center's staff. Inmates may retain, or have in their possession, a maximum of three (3) softbound books.

In addition to the three books authorized, inmates may have one (1) religious book (Bible, Holy Koran, etc.). This does not count as one of the three books authorized. All others will be confiscated and disposed of at the Center's discretion. Each book may not exceed 1.5 pounds in weight. Hardbound books or used books are not authorized and will be returned to sender. Bibles may be requested from the Inmate Services Officer or Center's Book Custodian and count as one of the four books allowed. Softbound novels are available weekly via the Center's book cart. One book per inmate which must be returned by the inmate receiving the book.

Facility Type

Baldwin County Corrections Center generally houses inmates that are serving less than a year. Inmates that are awaiting their sentence (or they are currently making appearances in court and were unable to make bail). The jail will accept inmates from the US Marshal and ICE where space is necessary. In comparison, state prison is for inmates serving lengthier sentences on crimes that are more severe in nature.

County Jails also offer and manage alternatives to jail such as work release programs, work furlough, house arrest, and private county jails where the person convicted can serve their sentences on weekends. Because overcrowding is a problem in both county jail and state prison, both systems operate a good behavior program. Those who are on good behavior can have their sentences reduced or cut.

County Jail inmates often end up having 30% to 90% of their time taken off their final sentence. State prison inmates end up serving 50-85% of their final penalty depending on the seriousness of the crime and if parole was granted at sentencing.

Custody/Security Level

The Baldwin County Corrections Center is located in Alabama and takes in new arrests and detainees are who are delivered daily - call 251-937-0202 for the current roster. Law enforcement and police book offenders from Baldwin County and nearby cities and towns. Some offenders may stay less than one day or only for a few days until they are released in a court proceeding, some after putting up a bond and then are released to a pretrial services caseload under supervision by the court, or are released on their own recognizance with an agreement to appear in court.

The jail is divided into "pods," each of which includes individual cells, common areas, and an outside recreation court — a space bound by towering concrete walls. All meals, are approved by a dietitian. Common area tables are made of solid steel with attached four seats. Inmates crowd around the tables playing cards or board games like chess and checkers. Inside the cells, there is only a sliver of a window allows inmates to peer out. There are two to three inmates per cell, The jail is crowded at about 90 percent capacity and this population varies day-to-day sometimes over-crowded. There are a number of people who arrive at the jail actively or recently drunk or high, or arrive with injuries from fights/assaults that led to their arrest, and/or are mentally ill with no other place for law enforcement to deliver them. This makes the intake process challenging for the jail’s staff and its medical personnel.

Inmate Locator

Baldwin County Corrections Center publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Alabama. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Baldwin County Detention Center - Visitation

Visitation Rules/Making an Appointment

Appointments may be made by calling 251-580-2581.

There will be no appointments made on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, or Holidays.

The following times are made available to make the visitation appointment(s): Monday and Thursday 12:00 - 3:30 and 4:30 - 8:00pm Tuesday and Friday 7:30 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 3:00pm

Visitation Times

The following are times available for visits during normal work days:

Monday and Thursday 12:30-1:00pm, 1:30-2:00pm, 2:30-3:00pm 5:30-6:00pm, 6:30-7:00pm. 7:30-8:00pm

Wednesday - No visitation

Tuesday and Friday 8:00-8:30am, 9:00-9:30am, 10:00-10:30am, 12:30-1:00pm 1:30-2:00pm, 2:30-3:00pm

Holiday: The inmate will be notified as to any changes to the " normal" visitation schedule due to holidays and /or any special commitments.

Rules for Visitation: 
The following are the rules as they are presented to the general public:

  • If you have not made an appointment at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of your visit, you will not be allowed in the Center.
  • You may sign in up to 15 minutes prior to the visit.
  • All visitors entering the Center are subject to search by Correctional Staff.
  • You must have a valid state issued Driver’s License or ID. All children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Each inmate is allowed two visits per week on separate days
  • Any missed (no show) visitations that were scheduled will count towards the allowed amount during that week
  • Visits are limited to 25 minutes for video visitation. You must make your own appointment.
  • Only 4 persons may visit with an inmate at a time; this includes children. 
  • All personal property will be left outside the confines of the Center. No cell phones, baby strollers, purses, books, pocket knives, handbags, keys, cigarettes, lighters, etc., will be authorized.
  • Unsupervised or unruly children will not be allowed in the Center and will result in termination of the visit.
  • Visits may be terminated for any emergency situation which may arise.
  • Inappropriate clothing will result in the visit not taking place. Inappropriate clothing includes short shorts, halter tops, tank tops, strapless tops, sleeveless tops, extremely tight clothing, low cut, V-neck or see-through blouses, short/mini dresses or dresses with slits up the thigh, caps, bandannas, or house shoes. Shorts must come to the knee! All visitors must wear undergarments. The Visitation Officer has the final decision on the visitor’s attire.
  • The following visitors will not be allowed: Known felons, persons confined in the past 6 months 

Violating Visitation Policy:

Visiting privileges may be cancelled, denied, restricted, and/or suspended under the following circumstances, but not limited to:

    •  Visitors found to be in violation of the rules will be subject to temporary or permanent suspension of visiting privileges or other appropriate action.

    •  Inmates found in violation of the rules will be subject to temporary or permanent suspension of visiting privileges or other appropriate action.

  • (2) or more unattended scheduled visitation appointments within a 30-day period may result in suspension of video privileges.


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How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a County - medium facility. This includes sending money for commissary packages, sending mail like letters with photosmagazine subscriptions, buying phone time, postcards and greeting cards, and even distance learning courses (get your degree, you've got a lot of extra time). You also need to know about visitation, what are the hours and rules.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about Baldwin County Corrections Center that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at

How To Send Money:

How to Send an Inmate Money in Alabama

These are general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's trust account or commissary account; this is not specific to a particular facility, institution or jail.  Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services. Some county jails even require a per night payment for the jail’s expenses – required from the inmate

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the correctional institution. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be enjoyed if the inmate has funds in their commissary account.  An inmate's commissary account is like a bank account within the institution. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.

The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books.  The commissary sells clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers.  The commissary might also sell entertainment-related products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets like an iPad (no internet access), songs and educational programming. 

The commissary also sells is paper, envelopes, and stamps which allows the inmate to write their loved ones, friends and family.  Most facilities will provide stamps and paper to inmates who are indigent – that means that there can be no money in their commissary account for at least 30 days to become eligible.  

How you send money to an inmate?

Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with.

Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.

Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room.  Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.

Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
•    Inmate’s full committed name
•    Inmate’s ID number
•    Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses.  You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number.

Pay close attention to the rules of the facility.  Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.

Some of the money transfer firms are:
•    MoneyGram
•    JPay
•    OffenderConnect
•    Access Corrections
•    JailATM
•    CommissaryDeposit
•    Touchpayonline
•    tigercommissary
•    smartdeposit

Who else can access the money you send?

An inmate with fines or restitution will be subject to commissary/trust account garnishment. If the inmate has these financial obligations, they will be extracted from the inmate’s bank account. It may be a percentage or the entire amount depending on the situation. We recommend inmates who are going into their bid contact the counselor and make an arrangement beforehand. If you go in knowing they are taking 20-25% of all deposits is better than have them take it all and you find out in the commissary line when the account is zero.

Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

This is generally a signal that the inmate is doing something they shouldn’t and need money to get them out of or through a situation. It could be gambling, it could be extortion it could be other things you don’t need to know on this forum (for now). Set boundaries with your inmate. Tell them that “this is the amount I can send each month” and that is it. There are no extras beyond the boundary. 

Also, NEVER send money to the account of another inmate on your inmate’s instruction. This is a sign that something is not right. If the corrections people discover this, and they do more times than not, it will result in some severe disciplinary action to the inmate, and certainly the loss of all privileges.

Who can I call if I suspect something?

We recommend speaking with the counselor or case manager of the facility and use a generic reference in the event that your suspicions are wrong. You needn’t put them in a more difficult position if they are.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

Sending funds using MoneyGram to a State, County or Federal facility or to the Phone Carrier at the facility
Inmates can receive funds at the facilities listed below, which are deposited into their commissary accounts. You can send inmate funds electronically using MoneyGram's ExpressPayment Program.
1.    Funds are received and processed seven days per week, including holidays.
2.    Funds sent between 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST are posted within 2-4 hours.
3.    Funds sent after 9:00 p.m. EST is posted at 7:00 a.m. EST the following morning.

Here is an example of how to send funds to your federal inmate, follow these steps carefully:

1.    Wait until your inmate has physically arrived at a facility.  
2.    You'll need the following information:

  • Account Number: Inmate's eight-digit register number with no spaces or dashes, followed immediately by the inmate's last name (example: 12345678DOE).
  • Company Name: Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • City & State: Washington, DC
  • Receive Code: 7932 (and the amount you are sending).
  • Beneficiary: Inmate's full committed name

3.    CLICK to send the funds through MoneyGram over the internet to recipient's location

  • 3M MONITORING FL (1246) – Odessa FL
  • AZ COMMUNITY (1241) – Phoenix AZ
  • AZ DOC INMATE DEPOSITS (1237) – Phoenix AZ
  • AZ VISITOR BACKGROUND (1243) – Phoenix AZ
  • CA RESTITUTION JPAY (1282) - Sacramento CA
  • CA TEMPORARY LEAVE JPAY (1280) - Sacramento CA
  • CCNO JPAY (7191) – Miami FL
  • COOK CTY DEPT OF CORRECT (1750) – Chicago IL
  • DWCRC JPAY (7277) – Miami FL
  • FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS (7932) – Washington DC
  • HCC ALC MON GPS REM BREATHE (1369) – Hixson TN
  • HCC FINES AND COURT COSTS (1370) – Hixson TN
  • HCC VICTIM RESTITUTION (1373) - – Hixson TN
  • KENTUCKY SOTP JPAY (1283) – Frankfort KY
  • MESA VERDE DETENTION (1292) – Bakersfield CA
  • MILWAUKEE COUNTY JAIL (1300) – Milwaukee WI
  • MN DEPT OF CORRECTIONS (1279) – Saint Paul MN
  • MOSHANNON VALLEY JPAY (7692) – Philipsburg PA
  • MUSCOGEE COUNTY PRISON (1289) – Columbus GA
  • NC DEPART OF PUBLIC SAFETY (1224) – Raleigh NC
  • PASCO COUNTY SHERIFFS OFC (6184) – New Port Richey FL
  • PHONE TX DEBIT JPAY (7334) – Miami FL
  • ROUTING ONLY JPAY LA WINN (1302) – Baton Rouge LA
  • SSC INMATE FUNDING (7950) – Bradenton FL
  • TAFT JPAY (7278) – Miami FL
  • TENNESSEE COMMUNITY SUP (1195) – Nashville TN
  • TENNESSEE DEPT OF CORR JPAY (6188) – Nashville TN
  • WASHINGTON COS JPAY (6191) – Tumwater WA
  • WASHINGTON DOC FUNERAL (8260) – Tumwater WA
  • WASHINGTON DOC MEDICAL (8261) – Tumwater WA
  • WASHINGTON DOC POSTAGE (8262) – Tumwater WA

4.    First-time users will have to set up a profile and account.
5.    A MasterCard or Visa credit/debit card is required.

How do I put money on my inmate's phone account at the prison?

Using the same MoneyGram link, you can also fund the phone account directly:

  • CITY TELE COIN COMPANY (6444) - Bossier City LA
  • NCIC INMATE PHONE SERVICE (14200) - Longview TX
  • PAYTEL (4238) - Greensboro NC
  • RELIANCE TELEPHONE SYSTEM (3019) - East Grand Forks MN
  • TELMATE PHONE ONLY (7163) - Ontario OR

Inmate Care Packages:

How to Buy Inmate Commissary Care Packages Online

Show your loved one how much you care – order a package today! The facilities usually have a weekly limit of about $100 per inmate, plus processing and tax. The orders do NOT count towards the inmates weekly commissary allowances Deposits can be made online for inmates 24/7 using a credit/debit card

There are also a few services that allow you how to order inmate commissary online. These trusted providers are approved and share revenue with the prisons from the sales to the inmates.

Here is a list of other similar programs prison commissary:

  • Keefe Group
  • Access Securpak
  • iCareGifts
  • Union Supply Direct
  • Walkenhorst's Inmate Packages
  • CareACell

Inmate Commissary:

What is Inmate Commissary?

Prison commissary (also sometimes referred to as inmate canteen) is a store for inmates housed within a correctional facility. While the very most basics may be provided for by a given correctional department, there are also other important goods/services that Florida prisoners and inmates must buy. For instance, supplies such as supplementary food, female hygiene products, books, writing utensils and a plethora of other things are examples of things that can be purchased as part of an inmate commissary packages for goods.

What is an Inmate trust account?

When you add money to an inmate account, the prison funds are stored on an inmate trust fund. This prison account basically acts as a personal bank account of an inmate. They will use this account to make Inmate Calls, pay for postage to Send Photos from Inmates, send emails from inmates, purchase Items from Commissary, receive wages from jobs, and more.

How to Put Money in Commissary

While methods vary from state to state, you have quite a few options to make jail deposit. All county jails in Alabama , Alabama  Department of Corrections facility, federal prison, and all local jails have their own sets of procedures. Be sure to familiarize yourself with applicable rules and regulations regarding how to set up an inmate trust account. Baldwin County commissary, Federal Commissary, and Alabama  prison commissary prices and Alabama prison commissary list may also vary.

The oldest and most trusted money transfer company is MoneyGram. Click and follow the instructions for adding money to federal, state prisons or county jails. They transfer to your loved one's account within a few hours.

How To Send Mail:

This is how to send your inmate at Baldwin County Corrections Center letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following: Create an immediate threat to jail order by describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security; Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity; No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed and will be destroyed.

Stamps, writing instruments, paper, etc. for inmates must be purchased through the jail commissary. There are provisions for indigent inmates, as long as there are no deposits into the inmate's trust account within a 30 day period, the writing items AND postage are provided at no charge. No property of any kind can be mailed to or dropped off for inmates. Inappropriate or unacceptable mail will be returned to the sender and not placed in the inmate's locker. Those persons attempting to send contraband will be prosecuted.

The easiest workaround is to look over the mailing services of InmateAid. We have an automated system for sending your loved one that special message or picture. We send thousands of pieces of mail per month with NO issues with the prisons or jails. The envelopes display the InmateAid logo, the mail room knows for certain that the contents will not be compromising. This trust was established in 2012.

How To Send Greeting Cards and Postcards:

Greeting cards are great for the holidays and birthdays. The ones from the store often have more than just the message because the policies surrounding appropriate content (no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funny), and they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card. Instead of going to the Hallmark store in the mall and looking around for hours - go to our easy to search Greeting Cards service.

It takes literally 45 seconds and it's very affordable for what you're getting (and what they are getting, too!). Select from 100s of birthday, anniversary and every holiday you can think of, and VERY easy to send from your phone on InmateAid:

  • Christmas
  • Thanksgiving
  • Mother's Day
  • Father's Day
  • New Year's
  • Ramadan
  • Hanukkah
  • Easter
  • Passover
  • Kwanzaa
  • Valentine's Day

In less than a minute and only $0.99, this act of kindness will be worth a million to your inmate.

If you have a picture or two and don't want to write a long letter. Type out a little love in the message box and send your latest selfie... only 99 cents! 

Don't wait until the moment has passed, it's easy and convenient to let them know you're thinking of them at every moment.

How To Send magazines and Books:

Send magazines to Baldwin County Corrections Center at 200 Hand Ave, Bay Minette, AL

Send the best magazines and books to your Inmate in jail or prison, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round, There is nothing more exciting to an inmate (besides their release date) than getting their favorite magazine every month at mail call. 

Magazines and books must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope. They need to come directly from the publisher with your inmate's name affixed to the address label. Magazine subscriptions are easy to set up, it takes literally 2 minutes. 

You know when you go into the grocery and browse the new magazines on display? You see hundreds. Inside they place a little card that if you fill it out and send it in with your inmate's name, ID number and facility address - you drop it in the mail and in 8-12 weeks your inmate gets an issue every month for a whole year.

Thankfully, there is an easier way, just CLICK here and browse yourself. Select a title or two and add your inmate's name to the order. It's fast, it's reliable and it's at a discounted rate for your convenience.

How To Save Money on Inmate Calls

The prison phone companies have a monopoly at the facility they have a contract with. Profits are shared so there is no incentive for their representatives to show you how to save money. They post their rates and in almost every case, there are at least two pricing tiers. Depending on where you are and where your inmate is, the type of phone number you use will make all the difference.

In federal prison, the answer is simply that a new local number will change your inmate's call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute. Fed gives you only 300 minutes per month, the local line service is only $8.95, no hidden fees or bundling of other unwanted service charges

For the other facilities that are not federal, it used to be that a local number was the answer. Now, its market intelligence and InmateAid has made it their business to know what the best deal is in every scenario. And we can tell you that in 30% of the cases, we cannot save you a penny - and neither can anyone else. But we will give you a refund if we can't save you money. 

For more specific information on inmate calls, you will want to navigate to the facility your inmate is incarcerated in through our site by going to Prison Directory and following the links to the Discount Telephone Service - get an honest estimate before you buy.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.

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