How can I leave money on an inmate's account?

Cash, certified checks or money orders may be mailed to the individual in care of the Roanoke City Jail. Also, secure drop boxes are located in the visitation lobby at 324 Campbell Avenue, the Jail Annex lobby and also in the Roanoke City Jail Administrative Office lobby at 317 Church Avenue.

Certified checks and money orders must be made out to the order of the Roanoke City Jail Inmate Fund and put the inmate’s name in the memo section. There is also a kiosk in the main jail lobby that accepts cash ($5 or more) or credit/debit cards. Money posted to an inmate's account using the kiosk will be available for use immediately. There is a fee to use this service which is deducted at the time of the deposit. In order for someone to leave money on an inmate's account using this system, the person must have either the inmate's ID number or the inmate's NAME and DATE OF BIRTH. The person must also have a valid government issued ID with a 2D bar code or magnetic strip. Money may also be deposited via the internet. Persons may visit the following:, or MoneyGram (Walmart) to make online deposits.

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1. What items are prohibited in the Roanoke City Courthouse?
2. What are the operating hours of the Roanoke City Courthouse?
3. Can you be asked to leave the Roanoke City Courthouse for inappropriate dress?
4. What are the visiting hours for inmates housed at the Roanoke City Jail?
5. How can I leave money on an inmate's account?
6. How can someone write to an inmate being held at the Roanoke City Jail?
7. Can I make a phone call to someone being held at the Roanoke City Jail?
8. I've heard that inmates at the Roanoke City Jail have to pay for their own medicine and medical care. Is that true?
9. What is the "dollar a day" program?
10. I'm reporting to jail to serve weekends or a deferred sentence. What items am I allowed to bring with me?