The Chatham County Sheriff's Office is making it easier to add money to an inmate's account. Just visit www.JailATM.com.
The inmate can use this money to purchase personal items and snack foods from the jail's commissary.
There is a $2.50 fee for each of these transactions. Friends and family members may use a credit card, debit card, or bank account to transfer the money.
Coming Soon: Pay fines and bonding fees too!
In addition to the new on-line service, the CCSO is also streaming the financial process at the jail. New booking and deposit kiosks eliminates officers from handling money and is saving taxpayers money.
Once an inmate is booked into the Chatham County Detention Center, they deposit any cash they have into the booking kiosk. The kiosk will automatically post the money to an inmate's account. The booking kiosk completely eliminates the need for officers to handle money.
There is a deposit kiosk in the main lobby of the Chatham County Sheriff's Office and inside Unit 5. An inmate's family or friends may place cash or credit card deposits directly on the inmate's account. This will eliminate the need for officers to collect money and manually post money to an inmate's account, thus saving countless labor hours. The kiosk is accessible to the public 24 hours a day. There is a $2.50 ATM fee for each transaction.
Family members and friends can also now add money to an inmate's account from the comfort of home. Just log on to www.JailATM.com, set up an account and you can start depositing money immediately.
Telephone ordering allows inmates to pick up the phone in their housing unit at any time, at non charge, to what their account balance is. They can order snack food or personal items from the commissary at any. A voice prompt will assist the inmate in completing their orders in English or Spanish. This system will allow the CCSO to become paperless by eliminating scanner sheets, menus and other commissary forms. Not only will this help the CCSO be more environmentally friendly, but it will make the facility a leader in the state for technology and green corrections practices.
Debit Card Release
The remaining balance on an inmate's account will now be loaded onto a debit card. Once an inmate is released from jail the inmate can immediately use the card at any location that accepts credit cards. This card is free of both the Sheriff's Office and the inmate. This debit care is a valuable financial tool to help the inmate transition back into society.
Maximum daily deposit per visitor per inmate is $300.00. Exceptions are: Bonds, fines, child support payments, or the work release program (all must have supporting documents). Mailed money orders will be limited to $300.00 unless documentation for the fine, child support, or bond is included.
Visit www.JailATM.com to add money to an inmate's account