Inmate Account

Per MN Statute 13.85, an inmate's account is private. Any information shared and/or obtained is provided by the inmate. 

Inmates can order phone time and commissary providing there is money in their account. The accounts are also used to pay for haircuts and other miscellaneous services. 

Sending Money via U.S. Postal Service - U.S. Postal Money Orders or Cashier's Checks can be made out and mailed to the inmate. Once received, the money is deposited into their account.

Online or Onsite Deposits - JailATM is a service provided to friends and family of inmates incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. It is a fast and convenient way to send money to inmates. Funds are credited to the inmates account almost immediately after the transaction is approved by the credit card company. There are two ways to deposit funds in an inmate's account, online or using the kiosk in the Jail lobby.

Online Deposit
Go to to deposit money in an inmate's account through the internet. You can use credit or debit cards issued by Visa, MasterCard or Discover. You will need to select Jackson County Jail from the facility menu. You can then search for an inmate by entering their name.
Onsite (Jail Lobby) Deposit
You can make deposits using cash or credit/debit cards issued by Visa, MasterCard or Discover via the kiosk in the public lobby of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. You can find an inmate by entering their last name or inmate ID number. Transactions are final and cannot be refunded. Please ensure you select the correct inmate.

Fees - There is a $3.25 fee to deposit cash on the inmate's account when depositing funds utilizing the onsite (Jail Lobby) kiosk. There is a $3.25 or 10% fee, whichever is greater, when using a credit/debit card to deposit funds to an inmate's account utilizing the onsite (Jail Lobby) kiosk.

Phone Cards - Phone cards may be purchased through either or 

If an inmate has a negative balance on their account, a percentage of the amount deposited may be collected to satisfy their debt.