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Last Updated: July 02, 2020

Floyd 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: 812-948-5404

The Floyd County IN Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 311 Hauss Sq New Albany, IN which is operated locally by the Floyd 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. Floyd County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the New Albany Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Floyd County Jail is the largest building owned by the Floyd County Government. It is 256,000 square feet and contains 828 beds. The jail serves Floyd County, The City of Rome, and Cave Spring housing pre-trial detainees as well as county-sentenced and state-sentenced inmates. The current jail was built in 1982 and was renovated in 1996 as a result of a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST). The jail facility continues to utilize SPLOST funds to improve infrastructure issues through the Jail Infrastructure Restoration Project (JIRP).

Inmate Mail

Floyd County Inmates may receive mail on a daily basis while incarcerated as long as it meets the criteria of the policies and procedures as listed below: ALL MAIL IS SUBJECT TO SEARCH. The inmate will receive the return address from the letter and they will be notified in writing if anything is discarded as contraband from the sent mail according to policy.

To send mail to an inmate please use the following method to address the letter:

  • INMATE NAME
  • FLOYD COUNTY JAIL
  • P.O. BOX 1406
  • NEW ALBANY, IN 47150

Inmates may not receive the following types of materials according to policies: Lewd or Graphic Content / Photos, newspaper, magazine materials, blank paper, money, gang related materials, staples, paper clips, stickers, metal, plastic, Polaroid pictures, or ANYTHING else deemed contraband or violating the policies and procedures of the Floyd County Jail or the US Postmaster General.

Programs Available

The Floyd County Jail currently offers the following programs to our inmate population:

GED: Sponsored by the Sheriff's Department Commissary Fund, we offer year-around GED classes to those that want to participate. We have a high degree of success with this program.

LIFE SKILLS: Managing a checkbook, job applications, and a number of other topics are the basis of this course. This class offers those inmates that need help with day to day tasks become more proficient in this life application class.

AA/NA: Alcohol & Narcotics Anonymous is offered year-around and sponsored by the Floyd County Drug and Alcohol division. These classes are offered to those that apply and help them transition into programs once the inmate is released.

FREEDOM 101: A privately funded and sponsored course runs 3-5 times a year and consists of intensive course work over the period of a 3-4 days weekend, followed by sessions with each inmate in the class. This class focuses on recidivism and helping to build a plan for inmates once they are released to avoid re-incarceration.

RESIDENT ENCOUNTERING CHRIST: Known as REC, Residents Encountering Christ is a program that runs a few times a year and sponsored by a local church. This program is voluntary for the inmates and very popular among the inmate population.

CHRISTMAS BEHIND BARS: A program that is sponsored by a local church that conducts a Christmas program in December for our inmate population including a church service.

WOMEN'S PRISON MINISTRY: Sponsored by a local church, this program provides the children of inmates with a small gift stocking during one of our visitation sessions around Christmas.

Inmate Property Pickup

Inmates may release property items during the scheduled times below. You must bring a valid state ID to pick up items. Inmate may refuse to release items in their property at their discretion unless directed by court order.

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Exception: Inmates that are transferred to the Indiana Department of Corrections will be given the opportunity to list 2 different parties to leave property for pickup after they are transferred. IDOC does not accept any property items. Once the inmate is transferred our staff will attempt to make contact with the listed parties and arrange pickup within 48 Hours.

Types of Bond Payments

COURT CASH BOND: 10% must be paid to in the Clerk’s Office (Hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday - Friday); Or 10% must be paid to the Floyd County Sheriff if the Floyd County Clerk’s Office is closed.

SURETY: 10 % of bond must be paid to a registered bonding agent. Bondable at anytime.

CASH ONLY: Full Amount must be paid to Clerk’s Office or the Floyd County Sheriff as an agent of the Floyd County Clerk.

THE FLOYD COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FLOYD COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE WILL BE ACCEPTING COURT CASH BOND PAYMENTS AFTER-HOURS AND ON WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS.

WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT THESE PAYMENTS WHEN THE FLOYD COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE IS CLOSED.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT CASH AND WE CAN NOT MAKE CHANGE. NO COINS ACCEPTED.

  • YOU MUST BRING EXACT PAYMENT IN CASH.

  • A VALID GOVERNMENT ID IS REQUIRED FOR THE PERSON PROVIDING FUNDS OR DEEMED THE PAYEE.

  • THE PAYEE MUST PROVIDE ALL INFORMATION REQUIRED BY PROCEDURE.

  • ANY PAYMENT OVER $10,000 REQUIRES TAX FORM 8300

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Floyd County IN Jail Information

Address:

311 Hauss Sq, New Albany, IN 47150

Phone:

812-948-5404

Email:

asands@fcsdin.net

Security Level:

County - medium

County:

Floyd

Mailing Address

PO Box 1406, New Albany, IN 47150

Beds:

828

Facility Type

Adult

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Floyd 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: 812-948-5404

The Floyd County IN Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 311 Hauss Sq New Albany, IN which is operated locally by the Floyd 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. Floyd County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the New Albany Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Floyd County Jail is the largest building owned by the Floyd County Government. It is 256,000 square feet and contains 828 beds. The jail serves Floyd County, The City of Rome, and Cave Spring housing pre-trial detainees as well as county-sentenced and state-sentenced inmates. The current jail was built in 1982 and was renovated in 1996 as a result of a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST). The jail facility continues to utilize SPLOST funds to improve infrastructure issues through the Jail Infrastructure Restoration Project (JIRP).

Inmate Mail

Floyd County Inmates may receive mail on a daily basis while incarcerated as long as it meets the criteria of the policies and procedures as listed below: ALL MAIL IS SUBJECT TO SEARCH. The inmate will receive the return address from the letter and they will be notified in writing if anything is discarded as contraband from the sent mail according to policy.

To send mail to an inmate please use the following method to address the letter:

  • INMATE NAME
  • FLOYD COUNTY JAIL
  • P.O. BOX 1406
  • NEW ALBANY, IN 47150

Inmates may not receive the following types of materials according to policies: Lewd or Graphic Content / Photos, newspaper, magazine materials, blank paper, money, gang related materials, staples, paper clips, stickers, metal, plastic, Polaroid pictures, or ANYTHING else deemed contraband or violating the policies and procedures of the Floyd County Jail or the US Postmaster General.

Programs Available

The Floyd County Jail currently offers the following programs to our inmate population:

GED: Sponsored by the Sheriff's Department Commissary Fund, we offer year-around GED classes to those that want to participate. We have a high degree of success with this program.

LIFE SKILLS: Managing a checkbook, job applications, and a number of other topics are the basis of this course. This class offers those inmates that need help with day to day tasks become more proficient in this life application class.

AA/NA: Alcohol & Narcotics Anonymous is offered year-around and sponsored by the Floyd County Drug and Alcohol division. These classes are offered to those that apply and help them transition into programs once the inmate is released.

FREEDOM 101: A privately funded and sponsored course runs 3-5 times a year and consists of intensive course work over the period of a 3-4 days weekend, followed by sessions with each inmate in the class. This class focuses on recidivism and helping to build a plan for inmates once they are released to avoid re-incarceration.

RESIDENT ENCOUNTERING CHRIST: Known as REC, Residents Encountering Christ is a program that runs a few times a year and sponsored by a local church. This program is voluntary for the inmates and very popular among the inmate population.

CHRISTMAS BEHIND BARS: A program that is sponsored by a local church that conducts a Christmas program in December for our inmate population including a church service.

WOMEN'S PRISON MINISTRY: Sponsored by a local church, this program provides the children of inmates with a small gift stocking during one of our visitation sessions around Christmas.

Inmate Property Pickup

Inmates may release property items during the scheduled times below. You must bring a valid state ID to pick up items. Inmate may refuse to release items in their property at their discretion unless directed by court order.

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Exception: Inmates that are transferred to the Indiana Department of Corrections will be given the opportunity to list 2 different parties to leave property for pickup after they are transferred. IDOC does not accept any property items. Once the inmate is transferred our staff will attempt to make contact with the listed parties and arrange pickup within 48 Hours.

Types of Bond Payments

COURT CASH BOND: 10% must be paid to in the Clerk’s Office (Hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday - Friday); Or 10% must be paid to the Floyd County Sheriff if the Floyd County Clerk’s Office is closed.

SURETY: 10 % of bond must be paid to a registered bonding agent. Bondable at anytime.

CASH ONLY: Full Amount must be paid to Clerk’s Office or the Floyd County Sheriff as an agent of the Floyd County Clerk.

THE FLOYD COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FLOYD COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE WILL BE ACCEPTING COURT CASH BOND PAYMENTS AFTER-HOURS AND ON WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS.

WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT THESE PAYMENTS WHEN THE FLOYD COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE IS CLOSED.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT CASH AND WE CAN NOT MAKE CHANGE. NO COINS ACCEPTED.

  • YOU MUST BRING EXACT PAYMENT IN CASH.

  • A VALID GOVERNMENT ID IS REQUIRED FOR THE PERSON PROVIDING FUNDS OR DEEMED THE PAYEE.

  • THE PAYEE MUST PROVIDE ALL INFORMATION REQUIRED BY PROCEDURE.

  • ANY PAYMENT OVER $10,000 REQUIRES TAX FORM 8300

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Inmate Locator

Floyd 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.

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Visitation Information

Floyd County Jail - Visitation

Participation in video-visitation is a privilege, not a right. Both vistor and inmate are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate fashion at all times during a video visit.

Floyd County reserves the right to deny, cancel or terminate a video visit prior to or during a video session based upon visitor and/or inmate conduct. Floyd County also reserves the right to restrict visitor(s) from participating in any or all future use of the video system.

Any nudity,tight fitting or provactive clothing are strictly prohibited and will result in having your visitation privileges suspended indefinitely. RECORDINGS and PHOTOGRAPHS of any kind is NOT allowed during visitation, any of these actions may result in your visitation privileges being suspended indefinitely.

All use of the video visit system (friends, family, and inmate) is recorded and subject to monitoring by all Floyd County Sheriff's Department employees. Your use of the video visitation system constitutes consent to any and all recordings and monitoring.

AT-HOME VISITATION HOURS/INFORMATION

All visitors must schedule an appointment at least 24 hours in advance and must pay for each scheduled session prior to the visit taking place. All schedule visits are non-refundable.

At-Home Visitation Hours

Sunday- 12:00pm-5:00pm/ 8:30pm-10:00pm

Monday- 8:00am-9:30pm

Tuesday- 8:00am-9:30pm

Wednesday- 8:00am-9:30pm

Thursday- 8:00am-9:30pm

Friday- 8:00am-9:30pm

Saturday- 8:00am-11:30am/ 5:30pm-9:30pm

*VIOLATORS OF A THROUGH D WILL BE PERMANENTLY BARRED FROM ON AND OFF SITE VISITS*

A) Tight fitting, provocative, or see through clothing is prohibited.

B) Nudity, partial nudity, sexual acts, simulated sexual acts, or depiction thereof is prohibited.

C) Security threat group or gang activity, signage, symbols, or other representation of any such group is prohibited.

D) Any illegal activity, conspiracy to commit an illegal act, or depiction thereof is prohibited.

Pricing for At-Home Visits

20 Minute Visit=$10.00

40 Minute Visit=$15.00

ON-SITE VISITATION HOURS/INFORMATION

Each inmate in the Floyd County Jail is entitled to 1-free (30 minutes) visit per month (MUST BE DONE ON-SITE). Inmate's free visits are scheduled by availability. (Saturday and Sunday ONLY). The system will notify the visiting party of cancellations or changes via email. The system will also notify if the inmate's 1-free (30 minutes) visit per month has been used or is already scheduled by giving a message of not available.

At the time of scheduling, the family member/friend must be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Inmate Legal Name or Jail ID Number

  • Visitor's Official Picture ID (Driver's License, School ID if minor)

  • Visitor's Home Address

  • Visitor's Telephone Number

  • Visitor's Email Address

ALL VISITORS MUST BRING AN ID TO THE FACILITY WHEN THE SCHEDULED VISIT TAKES PLACE VISITS WILL PROMPTLY START, PLEASE ARRIVE A FEW MINUTES EARLY

FLOYD COUNTY JAIL VISITATION RULES FOR ON-SITE VISITATION

1. On-site visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance by the visitor. Visits can be scheduled online by clicking the yellow button below or scheduled in the front lobby of the Floyd County Sheriff's Department.

2. Visitors must present a valid government issued ID.

3. On-Site visitors are subject to search of a person.

4. The duration of each visit is 30 minutes. Each inmate is permitted 1 free (30 minutes) visit per month.

5. No more than 3 visitors at a time, all must register at the same time when the original visit is scheduled.

6. All visits are recorded and subject to electronic monitoring by the Floyd County Jail Staff.

7. Every visitor that scheduled their visit in advance must show up at least 15 minutes prior to the visit starting and no more than 30 minutes prior to the visit. Visitors who arrive late will not be allowed to visit on that day and will have to reschedule for the following month.

8. Violators of 8-A through 8-D will be permanently barred on and off-site visits.

A) Tight fitting, provocative, or see-through clothing is prohibited.

B) Nudity, partial nudity, sexual acts, simulated sexual acts, or depiction thereof is prohibited.

C) Security threat group or gang activity, signage, symbols, or other representation of any such group is prohibited.

D) Any illegal activity, conspiracy to commit an illegal act, or depiction thereof is prohibited.

9. Visitors who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs are subject to have their visit cancelled, barred from visiting in the future and subject to arrest.

10. During the visit, the visitor is required to stay seated at the visitation terminal. If the visitor leaves the terminal, the visit will be terminated.

11. Visitor under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

12. Visitors may only bring their identification and car keys into the visitation area. No purses, diaper bags, briefcases, etc. Cellular phones, cameras, and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited and will result in the visiting privileges being revoked.

13. Loud talking or any type of behavior will not be permitted.

14. Defacing or damaging the visitation terminal will result in criminal prosecution.

15. If you experience a problem with the audio or video reception during your visit, you are required to notify Corrections Staff immediately.

THE FLOYD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DENY, CANCEL, OR TERMINATE A VIDEO VISIT PRIOR TO OR DURING A VIDEO SESSION BASED UPON VISITOR OR INMATE MISCONDUCT. THE FLOYD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESTRICT A VISITOR FROM PARTICIPATING IN ALL FUTURE USE OF THE SYSTEM ON OR OFF SITE.

Pastor Visits

Floyd County Inmates may receive one on one clergy visits from approved ministry volunteers at the scheduled times below. In order to be an approved clergy volunteer, you must complete our online orientation and application. You will be contacted by a jail administrator when you have been approved. All clergy members are required to have a background investigation conducted and complete our orientation process.

CLERGY VISIT TIMES:

Tuesdays (Male Inmates)

8:00am - 12:00pm

Thursdays (Female Inmates)

6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Facility Type

Floyd 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 Floyd 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.

Floyd 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 Floyd County IN Jail is located in Indiana and takes in new arrests and detainees are who are delivered daily - call 812-948-5404 for the current roster. Law enforcement and police book offenders from Floyd 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 Floyd 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 Floyd 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 Floyd County IN Jail at 311 Hauss Sq, New Albany, 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.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about Floyd 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.

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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 Floyd 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 Floyd County IN Jail at 311 Hauss Sq, New Albany, 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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