There are three ways to deposit funds into an inmate’s account for their purchase of commissary items or phone time:
1. Deposits into an inmate's account may be made using the Stellar Teller in the lobby of the Tippecanoe County jail, by cash, or by debit or credit card. There is a $3 fee for each transaction, and if using a debit or credit card, there will also be an additional fee of approximately 10 percent of the amount of the deposit charged to the card for each transaction.
2. Deposits may also be made via the internet at JailATM.com, using a debit or credit card. There will be a fee of 10 percent of the amount of the deposit charged to the users' card for each transaction.
3. Money orders in increments of $50 or less may be mailed to the inmate; they must be made out to the inmate’s name, and all fields on the front of the money order must be filled out completely. All money orders over $50, or those not completely filled out, will be mailed back to the remitter. Personal checks and payroll checks will not be accepted, and will be mailed back to the sender.
JAIL STAFF CANNOT DISCUSS AN INMATE’S ACCOUNT WITH ANYONE OTHER THAN THE INMATE.
Property Release Times and Information
1. Property releases for inmates currently incarcerated at the Tippecanoe County Jail take place Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
2. It is the inmate’s responsibility to properly complete the request on a tablet, and to inform his/her designees to pick up the property. Jail and lobby staff cannot give information about a particular release to anyone other than the inmate. The property pick-up takes 48 business hours from submission to time for pick-up, excluding holidays.
3. The designee must bring a valid photo ID to the jail lobby at the appropriate time(s). Property releases for inmates transferred to DOC take place on Mondays, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
4. The inmate must complete and sign a property release form as they are leaving this facility, or they must mail a notarized letter to the Commissary Officer with the name(s) of their designee(s). It is the inmate’s responsibility to inform his/her designee to pick up the property. Jail and lobby staff cannot give information about a particular release to anyone other than the inmate.
5. Property of transferred inmates will be stored for 90 days; commissary orders will be stored for 30 days. Property or commissary will be disposed after 90/30 days.
6. Those picking up property may call the lobby Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to see if a property release form is available for property pick-up. Property will not be pulled until the designee arrives and checks in with a valid photo ID during the pick-up times.