ATM, Web site to be available for deposits to county jail inmates
A new accounting system at the Washington County Detention Center will allow people to deposit funds into inmates' accounts using an on-site ATM or a secure Web site.
The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a low bid of $33,050 from Cashless Systems Inc. of Apex, N.C., to install the system.
One other bid was received - Swanson Services Corp. bid $46,679 for the project.
Cashless Systems Inc. will provide an ATM machine in the jail's lobby for visitors to deposit money into an inmate's account with cash, credit or debit cards.
The system also will include a secure Web site for deposits and will track all money transactions for inmates, including purchases at the jail's commissary.