Inmates in the Kalamazoo County Jail have the ability to purchase personal care products, undergarments, stationary, stamps and food/snack items for personal use. Inmates are permitted to purchase up to fifty (50) dollars worth of commissary items weekly.
Inmates will only draw from their own accounts. Inmates will not be allowed to transfer funds from their account to another inmate's account.
Inmates who are on restriction or housed in a disciplinary segregation unit will only be allowed to order hygiene items, paper, envelopes, stamps, and writing utensils.
Deposits to an Inmate's Commissary Account
Family or friends may provide money for inmates to purchase personal care products, undergarments, stationary, stamps and food/snack items. Those deposits may be processed through a Canteen Services kiosk (gray and chrome kiosk).
Canteen kiosks are located in the lobby of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office 1500 Lamont St, Kalamazoo which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and at the Visitation Center 1421 Healy St, Kalamazoo which is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The Visitation Center is located one block west of Lamont St at the end of Healy St.
The Canteen kiosks accept cash bills, Master Card and/or Visa debit and credit cards. The kiosks do not accept coins, money orders, or checks. The Sheriff's Office cannot make change.
The Canteen kiosks do not give change. At the time of the inmate's release, any balance in the inmate's account will be paid to the inmate in the form of a debit card or check.
Deposits may also be posted online by going to www.expressaccount.com where deposits may be made by using a Master Card and/or Visa debit or credit card.
Canteen Services, the vendor of the kiosk and commissary system, charges a fee for their service. The fee will vary, depending on the amount of the deposit/order.
PLEASE NOTE: Once an inmate's twelve (12) dollar booking fee has been paid, any deposit in an inmate's commissary account will be split 50/50 between past debt and commissary. If the inmate has no debt, then the entire deposit, minus fees, will be available for commissary.
Current Commissary Menu