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Depositing Inmate Funds.docx
Depositing Inmate Funds
Jail Correspondence and Visitation 
 
There are many rules that govern the custodial care of inmates. Inmate visitation is no exception. Listed below you will find general visitation information.  

 

Our Central County Jail Facility visitation entrance is located on the east side of our Facility:
2390 Bob Phillips Road, Bartow, Florida.

 Visitation is by appointment. Call: 863.534.6153

 

Our South County Jail Facility visitation entrance is located at: 1103 U.S.Hwy. 98 West, Frostproof, Florida.


 Visitation is scheduled on a first come/first served basis at the SCJ Visitation Window


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Please call (863) 534-6300 to verify your inmate’s location.

All inmate mail should be sent to Polk County Jail, 2390 Bob Phillips Road, Bartow, FL 33830-3137 (Please include the inmate's booking number.)

 

Inmate Telephone System:

The PCSO has a collect calling system for inmate use provided by Global Tel-Link (GTL). The system allows inmates to make collect calls. No incoming calls can be received by the inmates. To establish an account with Global Tel-Link, contact them at 1-877-650-4249.

Inmate Money:

On July 7, 2014, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office implemented a new inmate accounting software package.Deposits can be made by any method below:

1.      Deposit funds using a credit/debit card over the internet

-          go to www.smartdeposit.com to create an account to track all of your deposits from the convenience of your home, available 24 hours / 7 days a week

-          keep track of all deposits you have made

-          a convenience fee applies

 

2.      Deposit funds using a credit/debit card over the phone

-          Call toll-free   (866) 394-0490, available 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday           

-     (A convenience fee applies)

3.      Deposit funds using cash and/or a credit/debit card at the new lobby kiosks located at Central County Jail and South County Jail

-          Central County Jail is located at 2390 Bob Phillips Road, Bartow

Hours: Open 24 hours per day

-          South County Jail is located at 1103 U.S. Hwy 98 West, Frostproof

Hours:  Monday – Sunday, 7:30am -10:30am, 12:00pm – 4:00pm, 5:00pm -7:00pm

-          Lobby kiosks accept cash, MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards

-          a convenience fee applies

 

4.      Send a money order by mail* to:

(Inmate’s Name-First, Last) and (Booking Number)

C/O Polk County Jail

2390 Bob Phillips Road

Bartow, FL  33830-3137

-          A 7-day hold will be placed on money orders received on the same day that total over $100.  No personal checks will be accepted.

*A *7-day hold will be placed on money orders received on the same day that total over $100.  No personal checks will be accepted.

Inmate Accounts may be reached at 863.298.6528

Make money orders payable to the inmate and be sure to include his/her booking number. If you do not know the booking number of the inmate, you can look it up here , or call the information line at (863) 298-6200. This will eliminate any problems if more than one inmate has the same name.