How can I send money to someone in prison?
Only a cashier's check or a money order are accepted when sending money to an inmate.
For inmates housed in state institutions deposits may be mailed JPay.
How can I make sure the correct inmate receives the money I send?
To ensure the inmate receives the deposit, please write legibly on the memo line of the cashier's check or money order the following:
- The inmate’s name,
- DOC number, and
- sender’s name.
Who should I make the check out to?
Make the actual check out to JPay.
What happens if I fail to include all information?
Failure to include all information will result in the money order or cashier's check being returned to the sender.
Is there any additional information I need to attach?
Yes. You will need to attach a fully completed deposit slip (JPay) to the cashier’s check or money order. These deposit slips should not be stapled to the funds but attached by paper clip.
Where can I find a deposit slip?
You can download a printable deposit slip under JPay.
How can I send money to someone housed in a private prison?
Inmates who are housed in private prisons are not included in the JPay program; you will need to follow procedures as dictated by those facilities.