Inmate Accounts

Inmate Accounts

During incarceration, an individual financial accounting of all funds belonging to an inmate is maintained by the facility. These funds may be brought from another facility at the time of transfer to PCRJ or deposited on the inmate’s behalf by family or friends. Additionally, an inmate may earn money from work assignments while incarcerated. If an individual wishes to deposit money on behalf of an inmate, he may do so by using the services offered through Connect Network.

What is Connect Network?

Connect Network is an independent contractor which provides easy options for you to add money to an inmate’s trust fund account and/or your prepaid telephone account.

Connect Network is the quickest way to deposit money into an inmate account. The money is credited to the account on the next business day after the deposit is made. The inmate is provided with a receipt for the amount added to his trust fund account so he is aware of the available funds. For you, the family member or friend, this means no more going to purchase a money order OR waiting for mail to be delivered!

Connect Network is not affiliated with the Peumansend Creek Regional Jail other than to provide this service to the inmates at the facility. All fees generated by the use of any Connect Network services are the property of their parent company, GTL.

There are 3 Easy Ways to Use Connect Network:
Online: www.connectnetwork.com
Telephone: 888-988-4768, Site ID 36 for Inmate Trust Fund Accounts OR 814-949-3303 for Pre-Paid Telephone Accounts

Kiosk:Located in the front lobby at PCRJ
Accepts Cash ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100 bills)
Accepts Credit and Debit Cards (MasterCard & Visa)
Transaction fees may apply to all payment methods and are the property of Connect Network.
Spanish translations are available online and via telephone.

**NOTE: If you do not have a credit or debit card to make payments online or over the telephone, visit www.connectnetwork.com to request a prepaid debit card (no credit check) that will work for these deposit services. Complete details are on the website.

Inmate Expenses
Inmates at PCRJ are afforded the opportunity to purchase items from the Commissary (retail store). The Commissary carries personal hygiene items, stationery products and snack food items. Inmates are allowed to purchase these items from one to three times per week depending on their classification status. The cost is deducted from their account at the time of purchase. Inmates that are without funds are given basic hygiene items and letter writing supplies once per week upon request.

NOTE: The profits from the Commissary operation are used exclusively for the benefit of the inmate population. These funds are deposited in the Inmate Welfare Fund, which is used to procure recreational equipment (basketballs, volleyballs), games, cable TV service, educational material and library supplies, to mention a few.

Inmates may also use their funds to pay for telephone services. Inmates can request to have funds from their account deposited with the telephone company or have funds debited from their inmate account so they can make calls to specific family members or friends.
NOTE: The facility receives a commission on all inmate calls. These funds are also used exclusively for the benefit of the inmate population. In addition to supporting inmate recreational activities and programs directly benefiting inmates, these funds are used to pay inmates for work performed when assigned to selected jobs while at PCRJ.

Inmates at PCRJ are afforded the opportunity to request medical care while incarcerated. This care is provided upon request and regardless if an inmate has funds in his/her account or not. If the inmate does have funds in their account or upon deposit of funds they are charged a co-pay to help defray the high cost of health care. The cost is normally $10.00 per visit, may be more depending upon the services required, and $5.00 for each prescription processed. The medical co-payment program is in accordance with the Code of Virginia section numbered 53.1-133.1.
Inmates are charged a daily fee of $2.00 to help defray the cost of incarceration. The funds are used to support operating costs associated with running PCRJ. The funds are deducted from the inmate’s account daily, or as funds are deposited into the inmate’s account. The cost defrayment program is in accordance with the Code of Virginia section numbered 53.1-131.3.