Indigent Inmates

Indigent Inmates (Those having less than the cost of five first class stamps in their account for 15 days) will be eligible to receive:

  • One writing pad.
  • One pencil.
  • Five stamped envelopes.
  • One bar of soap.
  • One tube of toothpaste.
  • One toothbrush.
  • One mini deodorant.
  • One 4 oz. Bottle of shampoo.

The cost  of indigent canteen and indigent postage will be deducted from any funds received by an indigent inmate. Indigent inmates receive indigent canteen once every 30 days and an Indigent Canteen Request Form must be submitted. Postage allowance for indigent inmates will not total more than Five stamped envelopes per week, including legal mail. An Indigent Postage Request Form must be submitted.



Deposits by Mail

Monetary deposits to an inmate's canteen account must be made payable to "VBSO Inmate Account" in the form of a Money Order, Certified Check or Cashier's Check. Address the envelope in the inmate's name to:

Inmates Name & DSI Number
c/o VBSO Inmate Account
P.O. Box 6186
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Inmates may release money via a property release form forwarded to the canteen. This form must be verified and signed by a deputy. Inmates must include a name and complete address to whom the money is to be released. The VBSO Inmate Account will mail a check within seven (7) to ten (10) working days upon receiving the property release form.

Money mailed to the VBSO Inmate Account should not contain any correspondence. Inmate mail will only be accepted via the U.S. Postal Service.

Electronic Deposits

To make an electronic deposit via the internet, please visit

You may also visit our lobby area and make a deposit in our deposit Kiosk.  Deposits made in the kiosk or online will be posted the next business day.

For more information on Offender Connect deposits or Kiosk deposits click