Inmates can purchase items through the commissary program with funds deposited for them in an account. Items include a selected group of foods, personal and hygiene supplies, writing materials, and some art supplies. To deposit money into an inmate account, follow the instructions on this page.
Note: Inmates on discipline can lose privileges, including the opportunity to purchase from the commissary.
You can deposit funds into an inmate’s account any time with cash, credit card or debit card deposits using the TouchPay Kiosk in the Main Jail lobby. You can also use TouchPay Direct by phone, online, or at a TourchPay retail location. Note: Fees are applicable for these services.
To use any of these methods, you need:
Cashier’s Checks and Money Orders payable to the inmate/detainee with their x-reference and housing location can be mailed to the address listed below under the “Correspondence” section.
DO NOT send personal checks, government issued checks, or state/federal tax refund checks. Please do not endorse the back of the money order.
All deposits for Commissary Orders must be on an individual’s Trust Account before 7:00am Sunday morning for both the Main Jail and RCCC. Times are subject to change without notice
There are no money releases on the weekends or on holidays.
ALL correspondence, including money orders, must have a return name and address and be addressed in the following manner:
1234 Your Street
Your City, Your State, Your ZIPcode
Sacramento County Main Jail
Inmate’s Name, X-Reference number
Housing Unit Number (example: 6E316)
651 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Any individual released from the Sacramento County Main Jail or the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center, who has funds on his/her account, will be issued a NUMI MasterCard Debit Card. Released inmates not receive cash or checks upon release. Inmate transferring to other agencies will receive transfer checks in accordance with current Sheriff’s Office policy. Note: This practice may change in the future and other agencies will be notified in the event of such change.