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Last Updated: June 10, 2020

Daviess County IN Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 812-254-1060

The Daviess County IN Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 101 NE 4th St Washington, IN which is operated locally by the Daviess County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Daviess County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Washington Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The current jail has 260 beds, 6 holding cells, 2 drunk tanks, and a padded cell. The work release center houses an additional 52 beds. The jail is located at 101 NE 4th Street, Washington, IN 47501.

The mission of the Daviess County Security Center is to provide secure incarceration for those that are detained in protective custody. The jail shall further strive to provide an atmosphere, which is safe where the rights of inmates are protected, as well as to promote the humane care of inmates. It is the goal of the Daviess County jail to establish an environment of respect and dignity toward prisoners and to strive for staff sensitivity toward persons under their care.

Communicating with Inmates

Inmate Mail

Inmates may send and receive letters from outside the jail. All inmate mail is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. To send mail to an inmate, address the envelope to:

(INMATE’S FULL NAME)
(INMATE’S ID#)
DAVIESS COUNTY SECURITY CENTER
101 NE 4th Street
Washington, IN 47501

  1. The jail reserves the right to inspect all mail, incoming and outgoing. Mail considered as privileged correspondence will be inspected in the presence of the inmate. Privileged correspondence to or from:
    • Attorneys
    • Courts
    • Government Officials
  2. All incoming and outgoing mail may be opened and inspected for contraband and prohibited property prior to the inmate receiving the mail or prior to the mail being sent from this facility. Exception: privileged correspondence shall be opened and inspected in the presence of the inmate. Any article or mail item found to be in the violation may be placed in the inmate’s property or passed on to investigators for possible criminal action.
  3. Inmates may not be allowed to read or look at incoming mail that contains any prohibited items. These items will be returned to sender or may be placed into the inmate’s personal property. Prohibited items in incoming mail may include, but are not limited to: Polaroid photographs, photographs containing nudity and/or suggestive clothing, alcohol, drugs or gang indicators, material containing gang indicators, obscene photographs, obscene pictures, copies of obscene pictures/photographs, obscene graphics, photographs exceeding a 4 x 6 inch dimension, greeting cards with sound-making devices, greeting cards with glitter/glue, envelopes, stamps, copies from magazines, newspaper articles, copies of newspaper articles, internet pages, copies of internet pages, copies of books, stickers, glitter, glue, perfumed letters or letters with a foreign odor, legal discoveries not provided by the inmate’s attorney on record, boxes, parcels, packages, some commercial mail, lipstick on letters, games, copies of games out of a book, off of the internet or from a newspaper, and letters written in colored ink, colored pencil, marker, paint or crayon.
  4. Incoming mail must be written in ink or pencil only. (No marker, colored pens, colored pencils, crayons or other writing material are accepted).
  5. All incoming mail without a return address will be placed in the inmate’s property. Incoming mail that does not contain a name in the return address may be “returned to sender.”
  6. All names and address information on incoming and outgoing mail must be legible.
  7. Mail is processed as soon as possible at this facility. Mail should be distributed daily. There will be no mail distributed on weekends or legal holidays.
  8. Money orders arriving in the mail will be deposited onto the inmate’s cash account with a copy of the transaction receipt being provided to the inmate. (Cash, personal checks, or traveler’s checks will not be accepted.)
  9. Envelopes with colors, drawings or excessive writing may not be mailed out and may be placed in the inmate’s property.
  10. Packages: No packages of any kind will be accepted for the inmate unless preapproved by the Jail Administrator. All packages will be inspected for contraband.

Phone Accounts

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are through a pre-paid phone account. Inmate phone cards may be purchased by the public from the vending machine located in the lobby or purchased by the inmate through the jail’s commissary. Only phone cards purchased at the Sheriff’s Office will be accepted.

Personal Property of Inmates

An arrestee's clothes, shoes, hats, coats, etc. are stored in a numbered property tote. This property will not be signed out unless the arrestee is awaiting transport to the Department of Corrections.

An arrestee's valuable personal property, like cell phones, wallets, credit or ID cards, jewelry, etc are sealed in a separate bag in front of the arrestee at the time of booking. This property is referred to as "Lock-up" property because it is "locked-up" securely for the entirety of an arrestee's stay at the Daviess County Sheriff's Department.

Inmate Medical

Health care is provided by the Daviess County Security Center Medical Staff. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. No inmate will be denied medical treatment, regardless of his or her ability to pay.

Every visit for health care will require medical co-payment.

Any inmate requiring continuous medical care is under a medical watch (per medical staff), or is infectious will be in Isolation.

Medical Staff will determine if and when the inmate can return to general population.

An arrestee's "Lock-up" property may be signed out to a friend or family member at the request of the arrestee. The "Lock-up" property will not be opened or separated, all contents must be signed out. The receiving party must produce a valid picture ID before the property will be released.

Out Dates

Inmate out dates or release dates are calculated using information from court documents. If an inmate or the inmate’s family has questions about a particular sentencing, they should direct their questions to the inmate’s attorney or the court hearing the case. If an inmate is sentenced to the Department of Corrections, their ultimate release dates are figured by the Indiana Department of Corrections. To find a release date for an inmate who is sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections, wait for them to be transferred and check the state website at http://www.in.gov/apps/indcorrection/ofs/ofs.

If an inmate is sentenced to the Daviess County Jail, you can find out their release date by calling 812-254-1060. Inmates will have an opportunity to make a phone call prior to release.

Inmate Education

Education Classes provided for our inmates:

  • 12 Step, AA/NA, and Celebrate Recovery classes are offered to our inmates through qualified volunteers. These classes are strictly confidential and conducted in small groups on a volunteer basis only.
  • Education for Battered Women, Nutrition, Anger Management, and Parenting are provided through the Purdue Extension Services as the funding and need are available.

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Daviess County IN Jail Information

Address:

101 NE 4th St, Washington, IN 47501

Phone:

812-254-1060

Email:

ssturgis@dcsheriff.com

Security Level:

County - medium

County:

Daviess

FAX

812-254-1060

Facility Type

Adult

Phone Carrier

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Daviess County IN Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 812-254-1060

The Daviess County IN Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 101 NE 4th St Washington, IN which is operated locally by the Daviess County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Daviess County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Washington Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The current jail has 260 beds, 6 holding cells, 2 drunk tanks, and a padded cell. The work release center houses an additional 52 beds. The jail is located at 101 NE 4th Street, Washington, IN 47501.

The mission of the Daviess County Security Center is to provide secure incarceration for those that are detained in protective custody. The jail shall further strive to provide an atmosphere, which is safe where the rights of inmates are protected, as well as to promote the humane care of inmates. It is the goal of the Daviess County jail to establish an environment of respect and dignity toward prisoners and to strive for staff sensitivity toward persons under their care.

Communicating with Inmates

Inmate Mail

Inmates may send and receive letters from outside the jail. All inmate mail is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. To send mail to an inmate, address the envelope to:

(INMATE’S FULL NAME)
(INMATE’S ID#)
DAVIESS COUNTY SECURITY CENTER
101 NE 4th Street
Washington, IN 47501

  1. The jail reserves the right to inspect all mail, incoming and outgoing. Mail considered as privileged correspondence will be inspected in the presence of the inmate. Privileged correspondence to or from:
    • Attorneys
    • Courts
    • Government Officials
  2. All incoming and outgoing mail may be opened and inspected for contraband and prohibited property prior to the inmate receiving the mail or prior to the mail being sent from this facility. Exception: privileged correspondence shall be opened and inspected in the presence of the inmate. Any article or mail item found to be in the violation may be placed in the inmate’s property or passed on to investigators for possible criminal action.
  3. Inmates may not be allowed to read or look at incoming mail that contains any prohibited items. These items will be returned to sender or may be placed into the inmate’s personal property. Prohibited items in incoming mail may include, but are not limited to: Polaroid photographs, photographs containing nudity and/or suggestive clothing, alcohol, drugs or gang indicators, material containing gang indicators, obscene photographs, obscene pictures, copies of obscene pictures/photographs, obscene graphics, photographs exceeding a 4 x 6 inch dimension, greeting cards with sound-making devices, greeting cards with glitter/glue, envelopes, stamps, copies from magazines, newspaper articles, copies of newspaper articles, internet pages, copies of internet pages, copies of books, stickers, glitter, glue, perfumed letters or letters with a foreign odor, legal discoveries not provided by the inmate’s attorney on record, boxes, parcels, packages, some commercial mail, lipstick on letters, games, copies of games out of a book, off of the internet or from a newspaper, and letters written in colored ink, colored pencil, marker, paint or crayon.
  4. Incoming mail must be written in ink or pencil only. (No marker, colored pens, colored pencils, crayons or other writing material are accepted).
  5. All incoming mail without a return address will be placed in the inmate’s property. Incoming mail that does not contain a name in the return address may be “returned to sender.”
  6. All names and address information on incoming and outgoing mail must be legible.
  7. Mail is processed as soon as possible at this facility. Mail should be distributed daily. There will be no mail distributed on weekends or legal holidays.
  8. Money orders arriving in the mail will be deposited onto the inmate’s cash account with a copy of the transaction receipt being provided to the inmate. (Cash, personal checks, or traveler’s checks will not be accepted.)
  9. Envelopes with colors, drawings or excessive writing may not be mailed out and may be placed in the inmate’s property.
  10. Packages: No packages of any kind will be accepted for the inmate unless preapproved by the Jail Administrator. All packages will be inspected for contraband.

Phone Accounts

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are through a pre-paid phone account. Inmate phone cards may be purchased by the public from the vending machine located in the lobby or purchased by the inmate through the jail’s commissary. Only phone cards purchased at the Sheriff’s Office will be accepted.

Personal Property of Inmates

An arrestee's clothes, shoes, hats, coats, etc. are stored in a numbered property tote. This property will not be signed out unless the arrestee is awaiting transport to the Department of Corrections.

An arrestee's valuable personal property, like cell phones, wallets, credit or ID cards, jewelry, etc are sealed in a separate bag in front of the arrestee at the time of booking. This property is referred to as "Lock-up" property because it is "locked-up" securely for the entirety of an arrestee's stay at the Daviess County Sheriff's Department.

Inmate Medical

Health care is provided by the Daviess County Security Center Medical Staff. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. No inmate will be denied medical treatment, regardless of his or her ability to pay.

Every visit for health care will require medical co-payment.

Any inmate requiring continuous medical care is under a medical watch (per medical staff), or is infectious will be in Isolation.

Medical Staff will determine if and when the inmate can return to general population.

An arrestee's "Lock-up" property may be signed out to a friend or family member at the request of the arrestee. The "Lock-up" property will not be opened or separated, all contents must be signed out. The receiving party must produce a valid picture ID before the property will be released.

Out Dates

Inmate out dates or release dates are calculated using information from court documents. If an inmate or the inmate’s family has questions about a particular sentencing, they should direct their questions to the inmate’s attorney or the court hearing the case. If an inmate is sentenced to the Department of Corrections, their ultimate release dates are figured by the Indiana Department of Corrections. To find a release date for an inmate who is sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections, wait for them to be transferred and check the state website at http://www.in.gov/apps/indcorrection/ofs/ofs.

If an inmate is sentenced to the Daviess County Jail, you can find out their release date by calling 812-254-1060. Inmates will have an opportunity to make a phone call prior to release.

Inmate Education

Education Classes provided for our inmates:

  • 12 Step, AA/NA, and Celebrate Recovery classes are offered to our inmates through qualified volunteers. These classes are strictly confidential and conducted in small groups on a volunteer basis only.
  • Education for Battered Women, Nutrition, Anger Management, and Parenting are provided through the Purdue Extension Services as the funding and need are available.

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Inmate Locator

Daviess County IN Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Indiana. 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 aid@inmateaid.com 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.

Find an inmate

Visitation Information

Daviess County Security Center - Visitation

VISITATION DAYS: Monday – Friday 9 AM to 7 PM

To make a visitation appointment, call 812-254-2855 between the hours of 9-11 AM or 1-3 PM and 5-7 PM the day prior to your requested visit. The inmate will be allowed only one 20 minute visit per visitation week in the lobby. Web visits are unlimited.

Visitation Rules

All visitors shall be required to identify themselves properly with acceptable documents, such as a valid drivers license, picture I.D. or birth certificate, and shall be required to register on the visitor registration form provided for this purpose. Registrations on this form shall require the name and address of the visitor, the relationship of the visitor to the inmate. Forms must be filled out completely.

Persons on active probation, parole or other forms of conditional release (including but not limited to furlough or work release) must obtain the permission of both the individual and/or agency supervising such conditional release and the sheriff prior to visiting.

There is no smoking, food or beverages allowed in the visitation area.

All visitors are asked to leave their areitems, coats, purses, umbrellas, cell phone, etc. in their vehicles.

Visitors must be properly dressed or they will not be permitted to visit the prisoner.

No photographs, cell phones or audio video equipment will be permitted.

Items will not be passed between visitors and inmates.

Items will not be signed in or out.

Legal mail must be mailed out to the person you want to have it.

Visitors under the age of 18 will not be permitted to visit unless they are members of the immediate family and are with their parent, grandparent or legal guardian, or they have proof of marriage to the inmate they wish to visit.

All children must remain with the adult. If children are loud and disruptive to other visitors, the visit will be ended.

Visitors and inmates are to conduct themselves in an orderly manner at all times or the visit will be terminated.

If there is reasonable suspicion that visitors possess contraband, they may be asked to submit to a search or they will be declined the visit.

  • Note: All persons entering this building are subject to search.

Each inmate is given one visit per week and shall last 25 minutes. No more than 2 adults per inmate per visit. (Officers may restrict the number of visitors and time of visit if circumstances require.)

A visit may be denied or terminated and visiting privileges suspended under the following circumstances:

  • Visitors under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Insufficient space available.
  • Visitor refuses or fails to produce sufficient identifying information.
  • Visitor who is loud or disruptive (or has children who are disruptive) to other visitors.
  • Visitors or inmates using loud or profane language, becoming hostile or abusive towards anyone, or refusing to obey a reasonable order from an officer will be removed from visitation, possibly prohibited from future visits, and could be subject for arrest.

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Facility Type

Daviess County IN Jail is run by the county sheriff’s department and the prison is run by the state department of corrections. Jail is for inmates who are awaiting time or who have been sentenced to less than a year. Prison is only available for people who have been sentenced to more than a year on any one charge.

Neither prison nor jail is nice but they differ in their levels of security, the programs they have and the quality of the environment. Additionally, an inmate cannot ask for a motion to reconsider once they have been transferred to the custody of the department of corrections.

The Sheriff’s department calculates what percentage of your jail time that you actually have to serve. The law requires that the sheriff’s department make people serve a minimum of 50% of their sentence if they are convicted of a misdemeanor.

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.

The Daviess Sheriff’s Department calculates what percentage of a felony jail sentence a person will serve. The law requires that an inmate serve at least 85% of their felony jail sentence for non-mandatory time and 100% of their mandatory time.

Daviess County IN Jail also offers and manages 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.

If you are not serving a mandatory minimum sentence and you do not get into trouble while in jail the sheriff’s department will typically give automatic good behavior time. When you first receive your release date from the jail, within a few days of being incarcerated, the good time deduction will have already been included in most cases. For non-mandatory misdemeanor good time off is 50% and for felonies is typically about 10-15%.

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Custody/Security Level

The Daviess County IN Jail is located in Indiana and takes in new arrests and detainees are who are delivered daily - call 812-254-1060 for the current roster. Law enforcement and police book offenders from Daviess 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.

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.

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 photos, magazine 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 Daviess County IN Jail that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at aid@inmateaid.com.

How To send money

How to Send an Inmate Money in Indiana

Here are some general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's trust account; but 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 require a per-night fee for the jail’s expenses.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the jail. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be used if the inmate has funds in their commissary account, 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. Items sold are clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary also sells products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets, songs and educational programming. They also sell paper, envelopes, and stamps allowing the inmate to write their loved ones, friends and family. Facilities will provide stamps and paper to inmates who are indigent – eligible where no money has been in their commissary account for at least 30 days.

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.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

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.

MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, AccessCorrections, JailATM, WU, Touchpayonline, tigercommissary, smartdeposit are some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities. MoneyGram is by far the oldest and most trusted.

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.

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, 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 send mail

This is how to send your inmate at Daviess County IN Jail 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.

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 & 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:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or 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 magazine & books

Send magazines to Daviess County IN Jail at 101 NE 4th St, Washington, IN

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 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 photos, magazine 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.

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How to Send an Inmate Money in Indiana

Here are some general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's trust account; but 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 require a per-night fee for the jail’s expenses.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the jail. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be used if the inmate has funds in their commissary account, 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. Items sold are clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary also sells products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets, songs and educational programming. They also sell paper, envelopes, and stamps allowing the inmate to write their loved ones, friends and family. Facilities will provide stamps and paper to inmates who are indigent – eligible where no money has been in their commissary account for at least 30 days.

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.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

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.

MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, AccessCorrections, JailATM, WU, Touchpayonline, tigercommissary, smartdeposit are some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities. MoneyGram is by far the oldest and most trusted.

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 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, CareACell

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.

This is how to send your inmate at Daviess County IN Jail 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.

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.

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:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or 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.

Send magazines to Daviess County IN Jail at 101 NE 4th St, Washington, IN

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.

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