Online service helps Chatham Co. inmates

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – The Chatham County Sheriff's Office has launched an online financial support service for family members and friends to help inmates.

Instead of coming to the jail to add money to an inmate's commissary account, a loved one can no go online to and deposit money. Inmates use this money to purchase snacks and personal items.

Credit card, debit cards and bank accounts can be used. There is a $2.50 transaction fee.

The new service will save his deputies time and save the department money, according to Chatham County Sheriff Al St Lawrence.

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