Effective October 1, 2010 House Bill
464 allows Detention Centers to regain funds from its
inmates on things such as damages caused by the inmate,
medical treatment, and prescription drugs.
The Walton County Detention Center at this time charges its
inmates $ 5.00 each time you see the medical department,
effective October 1, 2010 we will also charge $ 7.00 per
prescription, provided you have the funds. If you do not,
the debit will be added to your account and will be deducted
at which times funds become available. If you have a self
inflected injury, (jump from top of bunk, stairs, fight with
another inmate) you will be held responsible for any and all
medical charges pertaining to that alternation or self
inflected injury. This also holds true for any item you
damage while being at the Walton County Detention Center.
Also effective October 1, 2010 we will assess a $1.00 per
month service charge for handling your account, as a bank
would do your personal account. The first $1.00 will be
assessed at the time you arrive at the Walton County
Detention Center and then on the 5th day of each month
following. Again if funds are not available on the 5th, the
debit will be added to your account and funds will be
withdrawn when they are available.
Also effective immediately we have installed a SMART DEPOSIT
(Kiosks) Machine in the lobby area of the Sheriff’s Office
(main entrance). This machine will allow your family and
friends to automatically deposit funds into your Canteen
account, without having to mail in a money order. This
machine can be used 24 hours 7 days a week. This machine
operates with cash as well as credit / ATM cards. You will
not be able to receive cash from the machine only deposit
can be made. Please advise your family and friends. Please
remember there is a $ 250.00 limit on all inmate accounts.
Effective November 1, 2010 all written communications
between inmates and citizens will be done on a post card.
All outgoing and incoming mail must be done on a post card
except legal mail. These post cards will be available for
you to purchase off the Commissary weekly. Please advise
your family and friends of this change. Effective November
1, 2010 all letters mailed to an inmate at the Walton County
Detention Center will be returned to sender.
Effective November 1, 2010, no more pictures will be
accepted into the Walton County Detention Center. This is
due to the number of inappropriate pictures that are being
sent to the Walton County Detention Inmates. If you
currently have pictures they will not be taken, however no
more will be allowed. Please advise your family and friends
of this change.