The Sheriff Department contracts a private vendor to provide food, snack, clothing, and personal items to the inmates of the Madison County Jail. Inmates who are booked into the jail will have their personal funds deposited in a Swanson account under the inmate's name and identification number. These funds are made available to inmates while they are incarcerated to purchase commissary items. Inmates may make store purchases twice each week. Store will be ordered Monday and Thursday, and money MUST be posted by 11:00 a.m. on those days to be available for use by the inmate.

Inmates may have money placed on their commissary accounts by making deposits to Swanson Services through the on-site cashier which accepts cash, credit card, or bank debit cards. Please note: an Alabama driver's license is required to use a debit or credit card.

Funds may also be applied online at www.govpaynow.com or by phone 888-277-2535
Pay code: 5500 Facility code: HSV

Swanson services will also take money orders by mail but they MUST have the inmate name and inmate number. NO CASH! Money in any form sent through inmate mail will returned to sender. Credit Card deposits may be made by telephone by calling 1-888.277.2535. A minimum of a $25.00 and a maximum $100.00 may be charged. Contact Swanson Services for associated fees.

Address mailed money orders to:

Swanson Services
P.O. Box 579
Huntsville, Alabama, 35804

Be CERTAIN the money order has the inmate name and Madison County ID# listed on the front as well as the purchaser name and address. If you have questions, contact Swanson at 256-519-4801.

Money orders contained in inmate mail will be returned to sender. Once an inmate is released they must report to Swanson Services office at the Main facility to recover any funds remaining on their inmate account. Swanson Services is open for inmate refund checks between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. No checks will be issued on weekends or holidays. Inmates must provide their white money receipt issued at booking, and a picture identification, to recover their remaining funds.

Any store order placed prior to an inmate's release from jail will remain with Swanson Services for five (5) days after an inmate's release. It is the responsibility of the inmate to come to Swanson Services during business hours and pick up that store order. Orders not picked up from Swanson within five (5) days after release will be donated to indigent inmate commissary stock to be reissued at the jail's discretion.