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Deposit Kiosk at Wake County Detention Center

A deposit kiosk is located in the upper lobby outside visitation. This deposit kiosk will be available 24 hours a day for deposits into inmates' trust accounts. Kiosk deposits will post to inmates' accounts immediately.

Deposit Kiosk at Public Safety Center

A deposit kiosk is located at the John H. Baker, Jr. Public Safety Center, 330 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601. This deposit kiosk is available 8:15 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri., except for holidays. Kiosk deposits will post to inmates' accounts immediately.

By Mail

Inmates may also have money deposited into the inmate's trust fund by money orders, certified checks, payroll checks, etc., sent through the mail. The money orders or checks should be made payable in the inmate's full name. Money orders, certified checks, payroll checks, etc., will be held in escrow for 14 days. This allows enough time for the money order to clear the bank. After the 14-day time period, the inmate will have access to their funds. No personal checks will be accepted.


There are two options for sending money to an inmate over the phone or on the computer:

Phone Transfers
Dial 1-404-902-6628 and follow the prompts. You can send up to $20 per week to an inmate using this option. There is a $4.95 flat fee for this service.

Go to and follow the prompts. You can send any amount, and there are no time restrictions. There are fees for this service, which are listed on the website. They are similar to Western Union fees.

These monies post to an inmate's account immediately.


  1. Kiosk, Cash, Phone and Internet deposits are available to the inmate IMMEDIATELY.
  2. Money orders, certified checks and inmate payroll checks will be available to the inmate after a 14-day escrow period.



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Version: 9.0
Created at 7/19/2012 4:35 PM by Phyllis Stephens
Last modified at 6/9/2014 4:59 PM by Stephen R. Walston





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