If you ever get a call from a friend in jail, it’s possible to send them money. Let your friend know they should remain calm. Here are more details on how to help a friend deal with a bail bond company in Orange County.
How to Send Funds to Inmates
Inmates in Orange County can receive funds through EZ Card and Kiosk Company, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The Intake Release Center (IRC) provides kiosks in the lobby that accept cash, credit, or debit cards, but they do not accept personal checks, company checks, cashier’s checks, or traveler’s checks.
While inmates are prohibited from possessing cash, you can open an inmate account for them. You can deposit funds that do not exceed $500 in the inmate account. Money can only be transferred among inmate accounts with the Watch Commander’s permission. Options for delivering the money are either the IRC or the Theo Lacy Branch Jail, which also has a lobby kiosk.
Inmate Assess To Money
Inmates may have access to the funds as soon as a half hour after the transaction. Here are the types of funds that can be deposited to an inmate account:
• Money Orders
• City, County or State checks
• Federal Government checks
You must make a money order payable to the “Orange County Sheriff’s Department” and include inmate information on the check. Write the inmate’s name and booking number on the reference line. Then deposit the check at the Cashier’s office or send it directly to the inmate through the mail.
A bail bond company will work with you at the Theo Lacy Facility to discuss posting a bond for your friend. Bonds are also accepted at the IRC. Keep in mind the Sheriff’s Department does not recommend specific bail bond agents.