The arresting/ transporting officers are required to inventory the arrestee’s personal property and seal it into a bag. In most cases, this makes it unnecessary for Jail personnel to handle the inmate’s property. The transporting officer will deposit the inmate’s cash into an automated electronic TouchPay kiosk located in the intake area.
The monies are then available to the inmate for commissary and other purposes. Any unused funds are returned to the inmate upon discharge from custody.
Prior to being assigned to a housing unit, inmates are required to exchange their personal clothing for Jail clothing. Their personal clothing is bagged and stored securely until their release. Oversized bulk property (backpacks, sleeping bags, bicycles, etc.) is not accepted at the Jail. Questions concerning the location of such property should be directed to the arresting agency.
All newly admitted inmates are provided with basic hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, soap, comb, cup) and correspondence materials (paper, pencils, two stamped envelopes) following assignment to a housing unit. This is a one-time issue and the commissary provider may charge the inmate up to $1 for the package. If the inmate has less than $2 on their accounts, they are eligible to continue receiving an indigent package on a weekly basis. When they have money on their account, they may choose to purchase additional hygiene items, writing materials, and food items through the Jail commissary.
INMATE PROPERTY RELEASE TO A THIRD PARTY
An inmate may release any or all portions of their personal property to a friend or family member (e.g., keys, wallets, jewelry). Clothing is not normally released, unless the inmate is scheduled to go enroute to prison.
You may request to obtain the inmate’s personal property by reporting to the Main Jail Lobby and explaining your request to the Lobby Officer. You will be required to show valid identification and have your photograph taken. The request will then be forwarded for the inmate’s approval. Dependent on a variety of factors, the property release may take up to 1-2 hours to process.