Providing Money to an Inmate


Department of CorrectionsPride in Profession

Director Lenard Vare


Inmates often want to purchase items that make them more comfortable and provide them with a sense of self sufficiency. Commissary is a function by which inmates who have money may purchase items such as snacks, drink mixes, candy, dry soups, hygiene items (NCDC provides basic hygiene items), etc.

An inmate may purchase up to $60 worth of items eachweek.

An inmate may also purchase phone time, which allows him or her to make non-collect calls to loved ones and to cell phones.

An inmate may purchase up to $40 worth of phone time per week.

You can also purchase items for a loved one and have them delivered to NCDC by The same shopping limits apply.

Money on Accounts

You can deposit money on an inmate’s account in one of three ways: 

  • Via the kiosk located at the West Entrance of the jail which makes it available 24/7

  • Via the internet at

  • Via the telephone at (866) 394-0490