Policy Change Effective January 1, 2019
Inmates, family and friends can order from the commissary once per week. Inmates can order a maximum of $60.00 in food items and $60.00 in non-food items for both on site inmate and off site family/friend purchases. Money must be in the inmate's account before an order is placed.
The Department cannot accept money at the Detention Center main window. Those wishing to give inmates money for their accounts can do so one of four ways.
Funds can be posted to an inmate's account online at:
Securepak (family packages) at accesscatalog.com or Access Corrections (trust fund deposits) at accesscorrections.com.
Funds can be deposit by phone at 1-866-345-1884.
Cash or credit cards are accepted at the kiosk located in the visitation lobby of the Detention Center. Kiosk deposits for the commissary are immediately posted to an inmate's account.
Those wishing to give inmates money for their accounts can also do so by sending Postal Money Orders made payable to Jackson County Detention Center. The inmate's name and sequence number should be included on the memo line. No cash, payroll checks or any other checks will be accepted. Money will be posted to the inmate’s account within 48 hours of receipt.
Phone Use & Mail Policy
Inmate Use of Phones
Phones are in or near all inmate living areas of the Jackson County Detention Center. Inmates can call out by making a collect call, but they cannot receive phone calls. Detention Center staff are not permitted to give inmates verbal messages from callers or visitors.
It is the policy of the Department of Corrections to ensure safety and security throughout the facility while providing a systematic process for the collection and distribution of inmate mail. Mail Policy(PDF, 615KB)
Inmates cannot receive any sort of correspondence or packages from any delivery service EXCEPT the United States Postal Service.
The Department of Corrections stores all the property of inmates when processing them and taking them into custody.
Inmate personal property is released Monday through Friday (9 - 10 a.m. and 5 - 6 p.m.). There must be a release voucher initiated by the inmate on file stating what items and/or amount of money is to be released and to whom.
Only the person named on the voucher may pick up the money or property. A valid driver's license or state approved ID card is required for release of property and/or money.
Clothes for a jury trial may be brought in the day of the trial. Only one set of clothing will be accepted at any given time. After the jury trial, the clothes brought in will be released. Male/Female clothing items allowed for jury trial are:
- Bra (with no under wire)
- Conservative outer attire (dresses, suits, slacks, and shirts)
- Dress belt (normal size buckle)
- Neck ties (conservative colors and/or designs)
- Shoes, socks, and tee shirts
Each person arrested must be processed, which involves identity verification, background screening, searches and photographs. Many are booked and released upon posting bail.
Those unable to post bond or are ordered by the court to be held in custody at the Jackson County Detention Center while awaiting trial go through classification. The Detention Center houses those arrested for crimes ranging from petty theft to homicide, but classifies these inmates differently.
Classification assesses the risks posed by and needs of each inmate. The physically and mentally ill are separated from the healthy. Violent and disruptive inmates are separated from those who are non-violent and comply with Detention Center rules and policies.