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 to one of the following:
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 or Access Secure Deposits, depending on which vendor you choose to use.
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 or Access) 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 or Access Secure Deposits.
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/Access Deposit program; you will need to follow procedures as dictated by those facilities.