When an inmate is processed into the jail, all currency is taken from her/him and forwarded to her/him personal account for his use during incarceration. It is deposited onto his/her Inmate Canteen account. Family and friends may deposit money into an inmate’s account by two ways:
- The easiest way is to deposit funds via the Inmate Canteen website
- You can go directly to the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and deposit funds directly into the Inmate Canteen kiosk
Only cash and credit cards are accepted; no personal checks or money orders will be accepted. Additionally, it should be noted that no money or property may be exchanged between inmates.