Inmate Property


Jail Services Technician in Property Room

As people are arrested and lodged in our jail, their personal belongings are inventoried and stored in the property room.  Each inmate has one bin that is equivalent in size to a recycle bin to store his or her allowed property.  This includes their clothing, wallet, jewelry, and any other item they brought to the jail. 

 

Some personal belongings items are not accepted by the jail.  They may be destroyed (such as food or hazardous materials) or may be stored by the arresting police agency (large items, for example).  If this happens, a receipt will be placed in the bin to notify the inmate of the location of those items. 

 

Everything an inmate needs in jail is either issued to them by the jail, available for purchase through commissary, or issued by medical staff.  Inmates may purchase optional items from the jail commissary, such as snacks, hygiene items, additional clothing, or writing supplies.  They may also receive some items by mail.  However, senders must obey all mail rules or the items will not be delivered to the inmate.

 

Even though inmates may receive approved items, they may only keep a certain amount of property in their cell.  All excess allowed property must be stored in their property room bin.  Inmates do not have access to the property room.

 

Inmates May Release Their Property to An Adult  

An inmate may release all of his or her property from jail storage to a person, except one set of clothing for the inmate to wear when they are released from jail or transferred to another facility. Single or selected items of property will not be released. It is an "all or nothing" transaction.  The receiving person must be at least 18 years old and must meet some limits and conditions.

 

You should have the inmate sign the property release form before you come to the jail to pick up their property.  If the form is not signed before you arrive, it could take several hours for us to route the paperwork and prepare the items for release while you wait.  We do not interrupt an inmate's work duties, classes, or court appearances to have the inmate sign a release form.

 

The authorized recipient, with official photo identification, can pick up property from the jail lobby desk during the normal lobby hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

 

Delivering Property for an Inmate

You cannot bring an inmate any property with the exception of medical items, court clothes for a jury trial, special-fit clothing, or clothes for the inmate to wear when they are released from the jail.  The following rules apply:

 

  • Only adults with photo identification may deliver property for an inmate.

  • You must have approval from health care staff and a jail supervisor before you deliver any medical items, including eyeglasses.

  • The jail only accepts medicine currently prescribed by a doctor or other health care provider.  Medicine must be in factory-sealed packaging with proper labeling. For pills, this means in individual bubble packs. Creams and inhalers must be new and unused in original packaging. The prescription label must show the name of the inmate, the name of the medication, dose and frequency, and the prescribing doctor. We will not accept prescription vials or bottles containing medications - no exceptions. You will receive a receipt for the medicine we accept. Medical staff will follow the protocols on the prescription after they verify the prescription.

  • You may bring court clothes up to 3 days before the inmate's court date. We will not accept hair accessories, jewelry, or makeup as a part of court clothes. Court security policy requires female inmates to wear pants or long dresses or skirts as court clothes.  High heeled shoes are not allowed.

  • A jail supervisor must approve an inmate to receive any special-fit clothing before it is brought to the jail.

  • A jail supervisor must approve the inmate to receive clothing to wear when they are released before it is brought to the jail.  You may bring approved release clothing up to 3 days before the inmate's release date.

 

You may deliver allowed property to the jail lobby desk any day during the normal lobby hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.