A private company "VendEngine" handles this. There are Kiosks in the visitation lobby that accepts cash only. Cash or Debit/Credit Cards are accepted at the facility. You can also click this link, Jail Funds to send funds electronically, with your smartphone by downloading the JailFunds App (Google Play and App Store), or by phone at 1-855-836-3364.
INMATE ACCOUNT offices are located in the visitation lobby at 201 Poplar and for female inmates at the Jail East facility at 6201 Haley Rd.
Money may be put in an inmate's commissary account between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. seven days a week.
A maximum of $200.00 may be left in a one week period CURRENCY ONLY. We do not accept checks.
There is no exact time. Many factors must be considered.
Persons must be fingerprinted, photos taken, warrant checks done, processed through N.C.I.C., checked by medical etc.
The AVERAGE processing time is less than two hours. However actual release time may be 3 to 6 hours after the release is ordered.
Clothes for court appearance may be brought to the main lobby of the Jail (201 Poplar) or Jail East. We accept clothes 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Court clothes must be conservative.
Tennis shoes will NOT be accepted.
Inappropriate clothing for court appearances will NOT be accepted (shorts, pants with multiple zippers etc).
The 24 hour court clerk’s office is also located in the Jail Annex visitation area.
You may post a cash bond or use the services of a licensed bonding company of your choice.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office does NOT make recommendations as to which bonding company you use.
Any inmate may release his property to anyone. The inmate must initiate the request.
The inmate may request a “property release form” from the pod Officer. The completed form is then sent to Aramark’s office in the Annex visitation area. When proper I.D. is presented, the property may be released.
Property may NOT be released if the property is part of evidence or if Law Enforcement Officers have placed a “hold” on the property.
Address the letter to:
The inmate’s full name
Floor and pod where housed if known
201 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
OR Jail East Women's Facility
The inmate’s full name
Location where housed if known
6201 Haley Rd.
Memphis, TN 38134
All letters sent in to inmates must have a complete return address on them.
Books (soft back) or magazines must come directly from the publisher(s).