Inmate Money Accounts

A money account will be established for each inmate while incarcerated in the Lyon County Detention Facility.  Money accounts are used to purchase commissary items or to purchase prepaid telephone minutes.

Twenty-five percent of all money account deposits will be applied towards the inmate account if there is a negative balance.  Negative balances generally occur when an inmate receives medical treatment and medicine for pre-existing injuries or illnesses.

Transferring Money


Funds are deposited into the individual Inmate Money Account in the following methods.
  • All money in the individual's possession at the time of arrest is deposited into their account.
  • Electronic Inmate Deposit website or via telephone at (866) 643-9557.
    • You will need:
      • Credit or debit card (we accept Discover, Mastercard, Visa, and American Express).
      • Inmate's name, and number.
    • Minimum deposit is $25 and the maximum deposit is $100.
      • Internet fee of 4.5% (minimum of $4.50).
      • Phone fee of 6% (minimum of $6.00).
    • Maximum weekly deposit of $200.
    • Maximum weekly transactions of 5.
  • Cash or electronic deposit in the Kiosk, located in the main lobby of the Justice Complex.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8 am to 5 pm.

Inmate Money Release


  • Any funds released from an inmate account will be in the form of a debit card, which will be issued to the inmate upon release from custody.
  • In-custody inmates will be required to complete a property release form prior to releasing any funds from their inmate money account to any other person.
    • All disbursement transactions to other persons will require ID verification from a valid government-issued photo ID (i.e. - driver's license, state issued ID card.)  Non-governmental identification cards will NOT be accepted.