​Effective July 1, 2019, the Wake County Detention Center and the John H. Baker Jr. Public Safety Center will be transitioning to a new vendor commissary for detention center residents.

What will change is how you will be able to deposit money for anyone housed at the facilities. This change is temporary, and will run through September 2019.

Transactions can be made in person at either of the two facilities:

John H. Baker Jr. Public Safety Center
330 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Wake County Detention Center (1st Floor, Visitation Glass Window)
3301 Hammond Road, Raleigh
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

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 those funds. No personal checks will be accepted.

These monies post to an inmate's account immediately.


  1. Cash 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.