The primary function of the Clayton County Sheriff's Office's Accounting Section is to maintain the inmate's account while they are in our custody and distribute remaining funds to the inmate upon release.
Services provided to the inmates may include, but are not limited to, processing payments for Commissary orders, medical and/or dental services, Cash in Lieu of Property Bonds, Municipal Bonds, Court Ordered payments (i.e. child support and contempt of court) and court fines.
For your convenience, the Accounting office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. If you have any questions regarding the Accounting Section please feel free to call 678-479-5328.
Depositing Funds Into an Inmate's AccountThe Accounting Section accepts funds to be placed on an inmate's account. Funds may be placed on an inmate's account through services provided by VendEngine (https://ga.vendengine.com/inmate_deposit.php?jail_id=34).
VendEngine provides three methods of depositing funds into an inmate account: online, at on-site kiosks, and by telephone. Each transaction posts to the inmate's account as soon as the transaction is finalized. Alternatively, the Accounting Section will accept money orders through the mail. Please see each section below for more details. VendEngine charges transaction and credit card fees based on the type and amount of the transaction. Please pay attention to fees that are listed. The Sheriff's Office is not responsible for associated fees charged through VendEngine.
Depositing Funds OnlineOnline deposits can be made from anywhere internet access is available. The site does not require a user to create an account or answer invasive questions, but does require a valid major credit card. Fees will be taken from the total amount deposited. According to VendEngine, their site currently takes Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover cards. To leave a deposit on an inmate's account follow the following steps:
- Go to VendEngine's Website at https://ga.vendengine.com/inmate_deposit.php?jail_id=34
- Go to the "Make Deposit" tab at the top of the page and select "Georgia."
- Click on "Start Deposit."
- Select Clayton County Jail (if asked).
- Select the first letter of the inmates last name. Example, for John Doe, click "D."
- Select the Inmate.
- Enter credit card billing information, receipt options, deposit amount, and the credit card information. When finished, select "Continue."
Depositing Funds by KiosksVendEngine's kiosks are located at the Public Entrance of the Sheriff's Office. The kiosks accept cash and major credit cards. Kiosks DO NOT give change and they DO NOT accept coins. If a large bill is inserted, the kiosk will deposit the total amount of that bill. The Accounting Section is not available to break large bills and distribute change. The user of the kiosk may have a receipt printed or sent to an email account. Fees will be taken from the total amount deposited.
Depositing Funds by TelephoneVendEngine has provided a toll-free telephone number to assist users in depositing funds over the telephone. Deposits over the telephone will be handled as Credit Card payments and handled in the same manner as online credit card payments. Fees will still be assessed. VendEngine's assistance line is 1-855-836-3364.
Depositing Funds by Money OrderInmates may have funds deposited from money orders that are mailed to the Accounting Section. However, money orders WILL NOT be accepted in person and must be verified prior to deposit. Depositing money orders by mail may take several days to be delivered and processed. Money orders must have the Inmate's Name and LE Number to be processed. LE Numbers may be obtained directly from the inmate. The total amount of the money order will be deposited into the inmate's account.
Proper Address to Mail Money OrdersClayton County Sheriff's Office, ATTN: Accounting Office, 9157 Tara Blvd, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Reimbursment of FundsThe Clayton County Sheriff's Office will reimburse the funds remaining on an inmate's account only to the inmate. Inmate accounts with $25.00 or less will be reimbursed in cash. Inmate accounts with $25.01 or more will be reimbursed on a debit card. Debit cards will be assessed a non-refundable activation fee of $4.95. The card may take up to two hours to be funded and ready for use. For any issues concerning the card, activation, or to report a lost or stolen card, please contact ComData customer service at 1-855-276-7077. Inmates transferring to other facilities will continue to receive a check.
*** NOTICE *** *** NOTICE *** *** NOTICE *** *** NOTICE *** *** NOTICE *** *** NOTICE *** *** NOTICE *** *** NOTICE *** *** NOTICE ***The Clayton County Sheriff's Office cannot be held liable for user errors while making deposits to the VendEngine systems. Once funds are deposited to an inmate's account, the funds belong to the inmate. Please be very careful when entering currency amounts and inmate information into the system and check for accuracy prior to submitting the funds. Fees are calculated and charged by VendEngine. If you do not agree with the amount of the fee you will need to cancel the transaction before it is submitted. The Clayton County Sheriff's Office cannot assist with technical problems arising from the use of the VendEngine website, software, or on-site kiosks. If you have a problem with the VendEngine services, you may contact their customer service number at 615-266-6570. For toll-free assistance with services, or to make a deposit via telephone, please contact 1-855-836-3364.