The Barry County Jail is now accepting credit or debit cards to purchase inmate phone cards or pay cash bonds.
"I believe that this will help those who pay for a cash bond easier and quicker," said Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly. "This will especially be helpful if it is needed during the hours that a bank is not open."
Credit and debit transactions will be handled by GovPayNet. Individuals will be able to visit the business' website at www.GovPayNow.com or call 1-888-604-7888 to post a cash bond or purchase up to five inmate phone cards within a seven day period of time. Individuals can also pay at the jail.
GovPayNet accepts Mastercards, VISA, American Express, Discover and debit cards. A service fee will be charged for the transaction.
For more information, call the Barry County Jail at 847-3461.