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Dane County Sheriff's Office

Deposit Money for an Inmate

You can deposit money into an inmate’s account in three ways.

  1. Visit JailATM and make a deposit online
  2. Use our kiosk in the lobby of the Public Safety Building (available 24/7)
  3. Deposit money into an inmate’s tablet account by going to


The Dane County Jail’s commissary provider is Summit Foods. Commissary is ordered by the inmates, via the computerized phone system. Inmates may simply pick up the phone and select a code to order commissary. Inmates may update or delete their orders at any time during the week. Commissary is processed and orders are packed and delivered on Wednesday of each week (excluding holidays). Inmates must sign for their commissary orders. If the inmate is not available to sign for their order, a 2nd attempt to deliver will be made the following day. If the inmate is not available on the 2nd attempt to sign for the order, a credit will be issued to the inmate’s account within 5 business days. 

Family and friends can deposit money or order commissary for an inmate by visiting JailATM.

If you have questions or concerns about your commissary online order, call their customer service team at (605) 444-5004 or email them at

Inmate Property

Inmates can release property to visitors. A request slip must be filled out by the inmate prior to the property being released. When releasing property, the inmate must release all of their property to the same person. They can not pick individual items to be released.

The visitor can go to the property release chute and contact one of the Security Support Specialists to assist them with the release of the property. A request slip must be on file in order to pick-up the property.

Any unclaimed property after the inmate’s release will be disposed of in accordance with Dane County Sheriff’s Office procedures.

Inmates cannot have property dropped off for them. The inmate must purchase items, including hygiene items, from the commissary service provided at the jail.

Property CANNOT be picked up between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. No one will be allowed to drop off or pick up any property during these hours.

Inmate Phone Minutes

Dane County contracts with Global Tel*Link Corporation (GTL) to provide phone service to the inmates of the Dane County Jail.

Friends and family can leave money for their loved one to use on phone minutes, video visits, or to fund their tablet by going to

The public can leave voice mail messages for inmates by calling (608) 665-2474. You will need the 8 digit inmate phone ID. For more information, go to

If you have concerns, issues, or general questions, please contact GTL Customer Service at 1 (877) 650-4249 or view the ConnectNetwork GTL Brochure here.