Adult jail offering new way for inmates to buy commissary items


The Jefferson County Adult Detention Center has developed a new way for inmates and their families to buy commissary items and to potentially increase revenue, officials said.

According to a news release from Sheriff’s Department Major Lafayette Woods Jr., the W.C. Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center contracts with Tiger Corrections to fill orders for items ranging from snacks to socks for detainees who have money on their books to make those purchases.

Previously, detainees had to rely on families or friends to deposit money by using a kiosk like machine which loaded funds electronically, with those funds being transferred electronically, Woods said in the release.

He said Tiger Corrections has now created a website so that families and friends of detainees can order items or deposit funds anytime as long as Internet access is available via computer or smartphone.

“The new means of ordering and purchasing commissary is simple and convenient,” Woods said. “Additionally, this new ordering and purchasing system could double commissary revenue while making it more convenient for users.”

He said the system will be able to accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover cards.

The website for Tiger Corrections is www.tigerdeposits.com/