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Send Money to an Inmate

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At your local Money Services we’ve made it easy to fund an inmate’s commissary or calling account, so you can show your support for someone you care about. You can send money to an inmate of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, as well as many other state or county correctional facilities. You can trust us to send your money quickly and conveniently.

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How to send money

Here’s how you can send money quickly and easily to fund an inmate’s account.

  • Use the store locator – Find your nearest Money Services location using our store locator.

  • Get their details – Make a note of the inmate’s full name, their correctional ID and the name of the facility.

  • Bring the money along – Bring the cash you want to send, plus the fee, to your local Money Services. You can also pay with a debit card.

What you'll need

In order to make a payment to an inmate from Money Services you’ll need to make note of a few things so we have all the information we need to help you send money.

  • Inmate’s name. The first and last name of the inmate you’re funding.

  • Inmate’s correctional ID. The ID number of the inmate you’d like to send money to.

  • Facility name. The name of the correctional facility where they are located.

  • Facility code. The identification code for the facility you’re sending money to.

  • Your full name. Your first and last name, for identification purposes.

  • Amount to send. The amount of money you would like to send.

Do I need to notify the prison / correctional facility?

You do not need prior approval from the correctional facility if you want to send money to an inmate. However, some states do not allow you to send money to more than one inmate at a time without getting permission beforehand. You can’t bring money with you to give someone during a visit.


Look up your inmate’s correctional facility using our Biller A-Z.
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