EVERYBODY WINS WHEN SOMEONE IS ARRESTED...
EXCEPT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
I do not know how the Department of Corrections Policy is in any other State but I do know a little about it where I live in Florida.
If you are arrested here, you are expected to pay anywhere between $35 and $40 for Booking Fee.
Whatever cash you have in your belongings when booked is confiscated for that fee.
If you do not have any cash in your belongings, what ever monies your friends and family add into your canteen in order for you to be able to purchase such items as shampoo, a radio, batteries, chocolate bars, cookies, tuna and such will be deducted until your booking fees are paid for, the rest will be added into your canteen account.
My sister put $30 towards the canteen (Commissary) and I put another $25 into it but the total amount of $55.00 was taken entirely as the booking fee and still was minus $5.00 to complete the entire booking costs.
We were never informed of this by anyone of the correction officers at the time we asked where and how to deposit money into an inmates account; it was only later that week when we put money into an account for the inmate to purchase canteen items that the money went which we deposited went towards initial booking fees.
I almost forgot to mention that if the inmate needs a doctor, that fee will also come out of your canteen money. It is not much for the house call, just $12.00 for each visit. I am not sure how much they would charge if meds were necessary or worse, a sling or even stitches!
I have two receipts for both times I have left canteen money for my inmate in the ATM looking machine in the lobby and this is how my receipts read
117.20 goes towards my inmates commissary
The following week I visited and deposited money towards my inmates Commissary, this is what my receipt read,
50.20 towards my inmates commissary
INMATES WITH NO CANTEEN (COMMISSARY) ACCOUNT MONEY HAVE TO WALK AROUND LOOKING ALL NASTY
Gosh, they really did a number on him when he was apprehended
With no money in your canteen, you cannot shave, purchase shampoo buy chips or the famous Raman noodles which they sell to the inmates.
Dante Morris now
Two Tampa Deputies who Morris shot and killed were
Jeffrey Kocab and David Curtis on June 29th 2010
Rest In Peace Guys
JUST SO YOU KNOW AND BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO COMPLAIN ABOUT BOOKING FEES...
The fee charged to INMATES account is appropriate.”
Section 951.033(1) states in part: “The Legislature finds that there is an urgent need to alleviate the increasing financial burdens on local subdivisions of the state caused by the expenses of incarcerating prisoners.” In subsection (3), the statute provides that “[t]he chief correctional officer of a local subdivision may direct a prisoner to pay for all or a fair portion of daily subsistence costs.”
The sheriff’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 917.00(D), which governs assessment of the fee, provides:
All non-federal inmates booked into the Hillsborough County Jail System will be charged an Initial Inmate Per Diem Fee to cover administrative costs, with the following exceptions:
1. Those individuals in an “in-transit” status for another
agency or jurisdiction.
2. Department of Corrections inmates brought back to
Hillsborough County by the State Attorney or Public Defender’s Office on writs of testificandum only.
returning on writs of prosequendum are not exempt.
Key word is legislature, not law.
You get one courtesy call while in jail, lasting for about 1 minute, then are quickly transferred to a company named, I.C. Solutions Customer Service.
Call them with your debit or credit card handy in order for you to place payment for your inmate to be able to call you but be ready to be robbed.
Each time I put $10.00 worth of calls, my total payment is $19.65.
I live in Tampa and my daughter is in a jail which is also in Tampa.
When she calls me, the recorded message informs me that I have a collect call from (Her Name) an inmate at Faulkenburg Jail. I then press 5 to accept. I am informed that the calls are monitored and that the first minute will cost $2.50 and zero afterwards. We are then allowed 15 minutes of always interrupted conversation by dead air, poor audio reception and sometimes even disconnects.
I may as well be placing a call to China; but I do it because I love her and there are matter which must be discussed.
ICSolutions offers two forms of pre-paid calling to help inmates connect with loved ones when collect calling is not the best option.
This is the method I have recently used for my inmate to be able to make a collect call to my cell phone but they take a huge chunk out in fees from your account and they do disclose it before you accept or deny processing the transaction.
If you put $10.00 down for your inmate to call, your credit or debit card will be charged $19.65 and each inmate call from Faulkenburg to you if you live in Tampa costs $2.50 for about 15 minutes so now the inmate is left with $7.50 towards his/her collect phone calls to you.
You can always add more money into the inmates collect call account but remember, the higher the amount you leave for them, the higher the fees from ICSolutions.
Prepaid Calling allows you to set up an account that is associated with your telephone number. Funds in this account can be used to be for inmate calling to your telephone number only.
Debit Calling allows you to fund an account that is associated with one inmate. Only that inmate can place calls using funds in his or her Debit account, and that inmate can place Debit calls to any facility-approved telephone number.
For information about how these services work, please visit our Prepaid Calling page and our Debit Calling page.
7. After I add funds to a prepaid account, how long before I can begin receiving inmate phone calls?
You can begin receiving inmate phone calls as soon as your payment is received.
Yes, each Prepaid Calling account is associated with a telephone number. If you have more than one telephone number (for example, a home number and a cell phone), you can set up a Prepaid Calling account for each number. When an inmate places a call to a phone number, funds are drawn from the Prepaid Calling account associated with that number. Each phone number can be associated with only one Prepaid Calling account.
Yes. If you receive Collect or Prepaid account calls, you can accept calls from more than one inmate.
10. My phone call was inaudible or was disconnected prematurely. How can I get a refund for the cost of that call?
Please call our toll-free customer service hot line at your earliest convenience: (888) 506-8407. Customer Care Representatives are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to assist with these kinds of issues. Our representatives can investigate technical problems with your phone call – including listening to the call recording – to determine the cause. If it is determined that the problem was not caused by another external factor (for example, a bad cell phone connection), our Customer Care Representative can credit a refund back to the account that was used to pay for the phone call.
11. I no longer receive inmate phone calls. How can I get a refund of the money in my Prepaid Calling account?
Please call our toll-free customer service hot line at your earliest convenience: (888) 506-8407. Customer Care Representatives are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to assist with account setup, account closing, and refund requests. You may also submit your refund request in writing to:
Attn: Customer Service Department / PrePaid Collect
2200 Danbury Street
San Antonio, TX 78217
Please include your name, address and the prepaid account phone number with your mail-in refund request.
12. How can I leave a voicemail message for an inmate?
Inmate Voicemail messaging is available at select correctional facilities. To determine if it is available where your inmate is housed, visit our Online Payment Processing page and click the Check Product Availability option. This service will allow you to search for a particular correctional facility and find out if Inmate Voicemail is offered at that facility.
If Inmate Voicemail is available, you will need to set up a Prepaid Collect account in order to leave messages for inmates. You can set up a fund a Prepaid Collect account from our Online Payment Processing page.
13. Are my phone calls recorded?
Yes, at most correctional facilities, all calls are subject to monitoring and recording. Exceptions are made in the case of confidential calls, such as those between and an attorney and their client. Please contact your correctional facility for specific policies.
14. I am an attorney. How can I ensure that my phone calls will not be recorded or monitored?
Please contact the facility to determine what information they require to process your request. After submitting proof of your status as an attorney (such as your Bar information), the facility will designate your telephone number as “confidential” and therefore will not be subject to monitoring and recording.
15. Does ICSolutions offer a Direct Billing option?
ICSolutions offers a direct billing option for law offices and bail bonds companies that receive high volumes of inmate collect calls from select facilities. Please contact ICSolutions at 1 (800) 464-8957 to inquire about setting up a Direct Billing account. Direct Billing representatives are available from 8:00AM to 5:00PM Central time, Monday through Friday.
16. How do I receive a refund for the remaining balance when my loved one is released?
You can request a refund for the remaining funds in your account by contacting our customer service folks. We’ll issue a full refund, minus an administrative fee of $2.99. Unused balances expire after a six-month period of inactivity (12 months for Maryland customers).
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