Cash is not allowed in the Prison. Inmates have two types of accounts, a private account and a prison earnings account.
Private account - Family and friends are able to put money into inmates' private accounts. This money can then be used for phone calls and to pay outside bills etc.
Earnings account - Inmates can earn 'wages' while they are in prison. An inmate's wage depends on the work or other activities (education/programs) they are doing while in custody.
To buy things in the prison, inmates use money from their prison accounts.
Inmates may use the money in their earnings account to buy items through the prison canteen. These include toiletries, food items, craft supplies and tobacco.
Anyone depositing money for prisoners or detainees is required to provide their full name, address and proof of identification.
Deposits are limited to $100.00 and the balance of an inmate's private money account must not exceed $300.00.