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The inmates housed at Stanley Correctional located at 100 Corrections Dr in Stanley, WI are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.
Stanley Correctional Institution (SCI) seeks to maintain a safe and secure facility and to provide inmates with opportunities for self-improvement.
Institution Information - SCI is a medium-security institution for adult males with an operating capacity of 1500 located in Stanley Wisconsin. Construction started in 1998 and was a joint venture of the Dominion Company and the City of Stanley. In November of 2001, the State of Wisconsin purchased the prison from Dominion. SCI is built on 100 acres, just south of Stanley and Hwy 29. There are 45 acres within the perimeter of the facility and the outside perimeter measures 1.1 miles. Offenders are secured by a razor-wire fence equipped with electric stun capabilities. The facility consists of five housing units, each with specific programs to offer.
The “lifecycle” of an inmate’s incarceration is comprised of three basic components, beginning at intake and continuing through their release into the community.
Reception, Orientation and Assessment
Dodge Correctional Institution (male) and Taycheedah Correctional Institution (female) function as the primary reception or intake sites within the adult prison system. During the intake processes, inmates will be oriented regarding numerous matters, such as:
• Security expectations - institution rules, movement, property regulations, and other safety issues.
• Daily living expectations - hygiene, meals, housekeeping, mail, phone calls, and visiting.
• Business matters - inmate accounts, restitution and other legal obligations, canteen, legal loans, and money transactions.
A primary function of intake is Assessment and Evaluation. Inmates are evaluated by Health Services, Psychological Services, and Classification. This process takes approximately eight weeks. At the conclusion, an Initial Classification staffing is conducted. This staffing determines inmate custody, program assignments, and recommended site placements. After the staffing decision is approved, if a site other than the intake site is selected, inmate transfer will occur as soon as space is available at the receiving site.
Options and Opportunities During Incarceration
When an inmate arrives at his or her assigned facility, they are provided with information about programs available to them while incarcerated.
Aside from primary education, treatment and skills training programs, many other activities are available to inmates during incarceration. These vary by facility and may include:
• Community Service
• Dog Training
• Recovery Support Groups
• Veterans Assistance
• Hobby/Craft Activities
• Religious Study & Services
• Work Assignments
• Restorative Justice
The DOC is a "Local Education Agency," which can be defined as a public authority legally recognized as an administrative agency for public elementary or secondary education. Within the DOC, the Division of Adult Institutions offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Career Technical Education (CTE/Vocational) programs at 18 correctional institutions and nine correctional centers for eligible inmates who are identified as having an academic or vocational need.
The ABE program includes General Education Development (GED); High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED); and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. The CTE/Vocational Program includes 23 vocational areas of study, with 13 possible apprenticeship opportunities. As of July 2016, the DOC has added post-secondary educational opportunities for associate and bachelor degree programs, in collaboration with the state's technical college system and four-year colleges and universities. For more information on ABE and CTE/Vocational programs, please see Opportunities and Options Resource Guide, which is available in both English and Spanish.
Screenings and assessments intended to evaluate an inmate’s educational literacy levels and needs are completed as part of DAI’s overall Assessment and Evaluation for Primary Education.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Programs
• English as a Second Language
• General Education Development (GED)
• High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)
Career Technical Education (CTE)/Vocational Programs
• Auto Maintenance
• Barbering and Cosmetology
• Braille Transcription
• Building Maintenance and Construction
• Cabinetry and Cabinet Making
• Commercial Bakery
• Computer-Assisted Drafting
• Computer Help Desk
• Computer Literacy
• Computer Numerical Controls
• Culinary Arts and Food Service
• Custodial Services
• Industrial Maintenance Mechanics
• Institution Food Production
• Machine Tool Operations
• Motorcycle, Marine, and Outdoor Products
• Multi-Operational Aide
• Office Assistant/Aide
• Office Software Applications
Preparing for Release
The overall goal of pre-release planning is to assist inmates in their preparation for returning to their communities by:
• Providing individualized release planning with an assigned social worker, in connection with an assigned DCC probation and parole agent.
• Encouraging and establishing positive contact with family and/or other support systems to initiate, maintain, and finalize release planning.
• Establishing appropriate post-release residency and treatment plans, as needed.
• Offering options for post-release employment and/or educational opportunities.
• Providing referrals and resources for assistance throughout the pre-release process.
• Encouraging participants to take personal responsibility for his/her actions now and in the future.
WI DOC - Stanley Correctional Institution (SCI) is a facility in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.
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 email@example.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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Should a holiday be connected to a weekend, that holiday day is considered part of the weekend and only one visit is allowed for the three-day weekend. The Friday after Thanksgiving will follow the Holiday visitation hours and time limits, but not count against weekend visitation.
Weekday visits are limited to three hours and visits on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are limited to two hours. Visitors should not arrive earlier than five minutes before visits start. Visitors will not be admitted after 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Visitors will not be allowed to enter the Lobby until five minutes prior to the start of the visiting hours. Please plan your arrival time at the institution accordingly, as you will not be allowed to remain in the parking lot waiting for visits to start.
RESTRICTIVE STATUS HOUSING UNIT VISITS
All restrictive status housing unit visits will take place between the video conference rooms in segregation and the booth in the visiting room. These visits will last no longer than one hour, be attended by a maximum of two visitors and will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis. These visits will coincide with the regular visiting hours. Restrictive status housing unit inmates are allowed 1 one-hour video conference per week. Restrictive status housing unit inmates do not get televisits to Milwaukee Secure Detention Center. Inmates in observation status or control status are not allowed visits unless under special circumstances and advance approval is granted by the Warden per DOC 309.09(4).
TELEVISITS with MSDF
Stanley Correctional Institution offers televisits to the general inmate population. The visits are for persons on the inmate’s approved visiting list only.
To schedule a Televisit, visitors may contact SCI at 715-644-2960 on Wednesdays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Visits can be scheduled up to 3 weeks prior to the visit.
Televisits will be scheduled for ½ hour timeframes on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The maximum number of visitors will not exceed 2 adults and no children OR 1 adult and 2 children.
The requesting visitor will need to give the scheduler the following information:
Inmate’s name and DOC#
Requestor’s name and date of birth (DOB)
Requestor’s phone number
Name(s) and DOB(s) of any additional visitors
All visitors over the age of 16 will need a valid ID.
Requestor must arrive at MSDF 20 minutes before scheduled televisit time - no additional calls will be made to the requestor as a reminder regarding the televisit.
Visitors should follow institutional guidelines for dress code.
All visitors will be required to clear a metal detector.
VISIT ENTRANCE PROCEDURES
1. The visiting week begins on Thursday and ends the following Tuesday.
2. Stanley Correctional Institution (SCI) is a tobacco free facility; therefore, no tobacco products are to be used on institution property or possessed inside the facility.
3. All vehicles must be locked with the windows rolled up while parked in the SCI parking lot. Nobody is allowed to wait in the car while the visit takes place. Special parking spaces have been provided (marked by handicapped signs) for visitors with physical disabilities who have license plates or state approved display cards that authorize handicapped parking.
4. Only visitors on the inmate’s approved list shall be permitted to visit the inmate. This includes adults and minors.
5. Outside visiting tables are assigned upon request (weather-permitting), on a first come first served basis. Outdoor visits are limited to one hour in length. The remainder of the visit must be completed in the inside visiting room.
6. The maximum number of visitors will not exceed six adults and their minor children for a single visit, not to exceed a total of ten visitors.
7. All visitors age sixteen (16) or older must provide photo identification. Acceptable forms of identification are:
a) Valid State Driver’s License
b) Valid passport or visa.
c) Valid Department of Transportation ID
d) Valid military ID
b.) Valid tribal ID (if it provides photo)
8. Amish visitors who do not possess photo identification as a requirement of their religion shall:
a) Provide the institution/center with a signed and notarized affidavit from their Bishop. The affidavit must include the physical description including hair and eye color, height and weight of each proposed visitor.
b) The institution will retain the original affidavit and place a copy in the respective inmate’s Social Services file. The visitor(s) shall retain a copy of the affidavit and must produce it upon arrival to the institution/center as a means of identification.
b.) Information regarding no photo identification should be entered into the “Relatives/Associates” screen in WICS.
9. Lockers are provided in the Lobby for placement of vehicle keys and other items not allowed in the Institution. Tokens are available from the Lobby Officer. It is recommended that purses be locked in your vehicle; the Institution is not responsible for personal property left in vehicles or Lobby lockers. Purses and/or billfolds are not allowed in the Visiting Room.
10. Vending machines are available in the visiting area. There is a change machine in the Lobby. There is not a change machine in the visiting area (institution staff will not make change). Inmates are not allowed to go to the vending machines/microwaves or handle or touch money. No checks, debit, or credit cards of any kind are allowed in the Visiting Room.
11. Visitors are permitted to bring in medically necessary medications such as but not limited to, inhalers, nitro pills (only amount needed in original container), epi-pens, etc. Visitors requiring medication must notify both the Lobby Sergeant and the Visiting Room staff. It will be kept at the Officer’s Station in the Visiting Room where it can be obtained, if necessary.
12. With Supervisory approval, Lobby personnel may turn a visitor away if they are using or expressing vulgar, obscene language or are argumentative with staff.
13. The following items are allowed to be brought into facilities by inmate visitors, should they pass inspection:
a) Money, not to exceed $20.00 (twenty dollars) for each visitor.
b) Comb, pick or brush, limited to one for each visitor.
c) Up to two (2) baby blankets for each child. Blanket size not to exceed 48” x 48”.
d) Up to four (4) diapers for each child. Diaper bags are not allowed.
e) Up to two (2) plastic baby bottles or sippy cups for each child
f) One (1) hand-held baby seat for each child.
g) Diaper wipes. Must be kept in a clear plastic bag.
h) One (1) pacifier for each child.
i) One (1) coat and one (1) pair of gloves for each visitor.
j) Headwear (provided it does not conceal identity).
k) One (1) institution locker key.
**It is recommended baby items be carried together in a clear plastic bag for easier handling/inspection.
14. Drugs, tobacco, alcohol, cell phones, and weapons are not permitted in the Institution. Internet “smart” technology and electronic recording equipment in any form is prohibited. Persons found to be attempting to bring any of these items into the Institution are subject to a felony prosecution. Persons exhibiting signs of intoxication will not be allowed to enter the Institution.
NOTE: Because the presence of contraband in the institution causes major security/safety breaches, trained dogs may be used by the prison administration to detect and prevent the entrance of contraband and drugs into the Institution. These dogs could be present anywhere on the Institution property, including the parking lot, administration building, reception area/lobby, visiting room, or elsewhere in the Institution.
Visitors and other persons that have been issued a license to carry a concealed firearm or a weapon shall ensure the firearm or weapon is secured in the locked trunk of a personal vehicle, or a locked compartment, before exiting the vehicle in the designated visitor parking lot. The vehicle must be locked after exiting.
15. No reading materials or other papers may be brought in.
NOTE: All legal material entering or leaving SCI will be sent through U.S. Mail only.
Pets are not allowed on institution grounds. Appropriate service animals may enter the facility under its owners supervision. Care, control and the behavior of the service animal is the responsibility of the owner. Threatening and/or disruptive behavior by a service animal may be grounds for the visit to be terminated.
Children cannot be left unattended in the entrance lobby or parking lot. Any child sent back to the lobby or to the car must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors who are not on the visiting list, and/or not given access to SCI Visiting Room will not be allowed to wait in the SCI lobby or parking lot.
16. Visitors will be permitted three attempts to successfully pass metal detection, if available. Failure to pass metal detection will result in denial of entrance into the institution/center.
Exceptions: Visitors wearing underwire bras who cannot pass metal detection may be given an opportunity to participate in the following procedure:
• The visitor will be directed to a private room, where s/he can remove the bra and place it a bag that will be provided by institution staff.
• The visitor will then allow institution staff to visually inspect and/or allow the bag containing the bra to be passed through the metal detector.
• The visitor shall proceed through the metal detector. If the visitor successfully passes through the metal detector, s/he will then be directed to a private room to place the bra back on, and the visit will be permitted.
If the visitor cannot successfully pass through the metal detector at this point, s/he will then be denied entrance into the institution.
Any visitor who has a medical condition, i.e., metal pin in leg, etc., must provide medical verification via a Visitor Requesting Accommodations form (DOC-2424) from a doctor per Institution policy, before being allowed entrance.
• This medical verification must be sent directly from the health care provider to the Security Director, prior to the visit. No exceptions.
• Any visitor attempting entrance into the Institution in a wheelchair must pass entrance procedures and will only be allowed to visit in a wheelchair provided by SCI.
• Individuals who have specially designed or equipped wheelchairs must submit medical documentation from a doctor to verify the need prior to the visit. Every consideration will be extended to accommodate the visitors, in keeping with security concerns for the Institution.
• Please note: inmates are responsible for notifying their visitors if an accommodation is approved. Also, approved accommodations become part of the visitor record. Therefore, it is not necessary to reapply for an accommodation when an inmate transfers to another institution.
17. Every consideration will be extended to accommodate the visitors, in keeping with security concerns for the Institution. With Supervisory approval, Lobby personnel may turn a visitor away if they are using or expressing vulgar, obscene language or are argumentative with staff. The visiting area at SCI stresses a family atmosphere as friends and family are of all ages. The following is considered unacceptable and will result in the denial of visits:
b) Transparent/translucent clothing.
c) Shorts that are shorter than fingertip length with the visitor standing with proper posture, arms straight down, fingers extended.
d) Skirts and dresses shorter than fingertip length plus three inches with the visitor standing with proper posture, arms straight down, fingers extended.
e) Tops and dresses that are strapless, tube or halter style.
f) Camisoles and tank tops are only permissible when worn under other attire.
g) Tops and dresses that expose the midriff (front and/or back).
h) Spandex or Spandex-like and Lycra or Lycra-like clothing. Tights or leggings of this material may be worn under attire of appropriate length as identified in this section.
i) Exposed undergarments.
j) Clothing with revealing holes tears or slits.
k) Clothing or accessories with obscene or profane writing, images or pictures.
l) Gang-related clothing, headwear, shoes, logos or insignias.
m) Any clothing that may have the potential to cause undue attention.
n) Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. Flip flops are not allowed.
o) Umbrellas are not permitted.
p) Acceptable attire must be worn at all times.
18. The following items for an inmate may be brought on a visit and left at the Lobby to be processed by the Lobby and Property Officers:
a.) One Box of release clothing (up to thirty (30) days prior to the inmate’s release). The box shall be marked on the outside: Release Clothing, Inmate Name, Number and Date of Release.
b.) The clothes must be new and the receipt must be included. c.) Only 1 complete outfit is allowed (seasonally appropriate).
19. Cameras are not permitted in the Visiting Room; however, photos may be purchased through the SCI Photo Project.
a.) Inmates on a general population visit in the Visiting Room will be able to have pictures taken.
b.) Photos will be taken Thursday, Friday and Monday, and Tuesday from 2:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. All photos must be taken 30 minutes prior to the end of the visit.
c.) Only the individual inmate and his approved visitors for that day may be in the picture.
d.) Hugging and/or kissing are not permitted. Pictures must be taken with both the inmate and visitor standing in front of the portrait backdrop. Visitors and Inmates will not be allowed to sit on each other’s laps.
e.) Greens must be properly worn at all times in pictures.
f.) Visitors will not be able to pay for photos. The inmate requesting photographs must have adequate funds in his account at the time the photo is taken. A disbursement request must be completed, payable to SCI Photo Project. Inmates must give approved photos to their visitors or take them back to their housing units.
20. Visitors are not allowed beyond the Visiting Room.
21. The Lobby does not accept inmate deposits of any kind. Money orders and cashiers checks may be sent to an inmate through the mail at the address following and must include the inmate name and number.
SPECIAL EXTENDED VISITS
Stanley Correctional Institution will make it possible for inmates to have visits by those who are not on their approved visiting list and extend visits under appropriate circumstances. SCI will attempt to maximize the utilization of the visiting room within its inherent space-to-population space limitations.
1. Inmates need to submit a DOC-761 “Interview/Information Request” to their Social Worker at least seven days in advance of the proposed extended visit. The name, address and date of birth of the visitor(s) must be included on this form along with the rationale for the Special and/or Extended Visit. Visitors traveling an extensive distance can be considered for extended visitation.
2. The Warden/Designee shall make a decision on the approval or disapproval of the proposed visit based upon the information provided. The nature of the inmate’s offense, treatment and inmate population status may impact upon the decision. Special stipulations regarding the visit should be noted on the DOC-1115.
DO’S AN D DON’T’S OF THE VISITI NG ROOM
1. Excessive displays of affection are not permitted. You may have a 10 second embrace, kiss at the beginning and end of each visit. Other contact will be limited to hand holding.
2. While seated, visitors and inmates must remain seated directly across from each other with the inmate facing the officer’s station.
3. Visitors/Inmates are responsible for the supervision of their children. Inmates may hold their minor children in an appropriate manner. Visits may be terminated due to unruly children.
4. Visiting with anyone not sitting at your table is not allowed.
5. It is the responsibility of the visitor/inmate to return items taken to the table from the visiting room at the conclusion of the visit.
6. All food items purchased and opened in the visiting room must be consumed in the visiting area. Beverages only, no food items, may be taken out and consumed during an outside visit. Visitors are not be allowed to take food items and drinks with them when they leave the visiting area.
7. Climbing on the outside visiting area fence is strictly prohibited.
8. Tables and chairs located in the outside visiting area are to remain on the concrete foundation at all times. No chairs or tables from the visiting room will be brought outside and none of the furnishings from the outside area will be brought into the inside visiting area.
9. Children may take one activity outside with them at a time. Games that utilize dice are not allowed outside. It is the responsibility of the inmate and his visitor to ensure the activity is returned.
10. Children and service animals are to be monitored and escorted whenever traveling between the visiting room and outside visiting area.
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The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is responsible for the operation of WI DOC - Stanley Correctional Institution (SCI) where they supervise adults convicted of a state crime and then sentenced to a commitment period by the County or Circuit Judge. The penalty phase of the commitment is the length of the sentence imposed and what type of facility they will spend their time in. Once the inmate is taken into custody there is an orientation period where the offender is evaluated medically and psychologically. The results of their findings will have everything to do with the level of custody the prisoner will be incarcerated.
State prison is also referred to as a correctional facility, penitentiary or detention center and is a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state. Convicted criminals are sent to prison as punishment and must follow very strict rules of conduct and order or they are held to additional punishment like loss of privileges or isolation. The address is 100 Corrections Dr, Stanley, WI located in Chippewa County.
There is a fundamental difference between jail and prison. It has everything to do with the length of stay for inmates; jail is short-term and prison is long-term. Jail is most commonly used within a criminal justice system for people charged with crimes who must be imprisoned until their trial, or those pleading or being found guilty of crimes at trial may be sentenced to a specified short period of imprisonment. Jails are usually run by local law enforcement county sheriff and/or local government police agencies.
Because prisons are designed for long-term incarceration, they are better developed for the living needs of their populations. State prison offers the inmate a more regular, routine life, the wider range of programs, better facilities and generally better food. The DOC has a bevy of disciplines for which an offender may be classified, they are Reception Centers, High Security (Males), General Population (Males), and Female Offenders.
State prison is very much like a town inside a town. There is a mayor (the warden - call 715-644-2960 for information), a store (the commissary), housing (cells), medical care (infirmary), library (law, education and lending), civic organizations (clubs), worship (chapel), a park (the recreation yard), a cafeteria (chow hall), police (correctional staff), a jail (disciplinary segregation unit, the SHU, the hole), laws (administrative rules), judges (hearings officers), and the inmates all have a job that keeps the institution operational.
There is no privacy in prison - inmates dress, shower, and use the bathroom in the company of other inmates. Inmates are required to make their bunks and keep their personal possessions neat; All inmates wear identical clothing and must carry their identification card with them at all times.; Most possessions allowed must be purchased from the canteen; Meal times are assigned and inmates have a short time to eat and depart the chow hall, there are no seconds; Inmates are subject to searches of their person and/or cell at any time; All movements of inmates from one area to another are tightly choreographed, monitored and supervised to avaid any incidents between location changes.
Stanley Correctional is a state medium facility that resembles a high-security institution in many ways. They are designed primarily to house violent offenders with longer sentences (usually in the 20 -year range), and inmates who have exhibited violent tendencies and require segregation from the general population. Inmates live in single and double cells with all movement restricted. The property's perimeter is double-fenced with triple-razor wire fenced perimeters, perimeter patrol and electronic surveillance, medium institutions provide a higher level of security than low facilities but there are some similarities to the controlled movement system.
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There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a State - 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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These are general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's commissary account. 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.
A commissary is a store within the correctional institution. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be enjoyed if the inmate has funds in their commissary account. An inmate's commissary account is like a bank account within the prison. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.
The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books. The commissary sells clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary might also sell entertainment-related products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets like an iPad (no internet access), songs and educational programming.
How you send money to an inmate?
Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with.
Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.
Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room. Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.
Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.
Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
• Inmate’s full committed name
• Inmate’s ID number
• Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP
Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses. You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number. Pay close attention to the rules of the facility. Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.
Some of the money transfer firms are MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, Access Corrections, JailATM, CommissaryDeposit
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 $5.00, 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.