Inmate Communication Policy
following policy controls inmate communication by telephone and by mail.
- Telephones are provided to
inmates for their use on a collect only basis through https://securustech.net/
- In addition to collect calls,
inmates may purchase telephone calling cards through the commissary
- You may choose not to accept a
call that is placed to you on a one-time-basis by selecting the
appropriate selection once you hear the initial message when an inmate
- Inmates may send and receive
- Drawings and news clippings are
normally acceptable as long as they are not inappropriate.
- Mail is received Monday through
Friday (excluding holidays) from the Post Office. No mail is
delivered on weekends or holidays.
- Incoming mail is opened and
checked for contraband prior to being delivered to an inmate.
- All legal mail is opened in the
presence of the inmate and checked for contraband prior to the inmate
- Inmates may receive money
orders through the mail (POSTAL
MONEY ORDERS ONLY). Cash will not be accepted in the mail and will
be treated as contraband.
- Inmates may purchase envelopes
and writing materials through the canteen service; indigent inmates may
order these materials, on a routine schedule, with costs being debited
from their accounts.
- No stickers, staples, paper clips,
or electronic cards will be accepted.
- To expedite delivery to the
inmate, all inmate mail received at the facility should be addressed as in
the example below:
The Pickens County Detention Center
operates a commissary for inmates. Certain items can be purchased by inmates
through the commissary. The quickest way for family and friends to add to an
inmate’s account can now be done online. To add funds to an inmate’s account,
simply click here, and follow
the on-screen instructions. Be sure to have the inmate’s name and ID number. Be
sure to have the receipt sent to your email address for your records.
Fees for an internet deposit will be
$10.00-$25.00 - $3.95
$25.01-$100.00 - $6.95
$100.01-$200.00 - $8.95
$200.01-$300.00 - $10.95
Funds can still be added by using
money orders sent to the detention center on behalf of the inmate.