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To send money to a federal inmate, you have to use MoneyGram. You will need your inmate's name and 8 digit inmate ID number. When you get to the drop down selections, look for Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP).Read more
It is true that if there is any sort of balance from a previous charge or any fine or restitution they will deduct it from the commissary. If there is a stipulation as to a percentage, that might be good information to know. But if the amount is substantial, they might take all that you deposit. InmateAid's service is not email; it is with the US Postal Service. Inmates do not have Internet access. We estimate that it takes 2-3Read more
You will need to go to the grocery or Wal-Mart to buy a prepaid card. They will work exactly the same as a credit card.Read more
The online transfer services will not accept international cards. InmateAid offers a solution for international members but since it is not part of our core business, the service fee for doing so is a bit pricey. We charge $15 for the service but you also will have to pay the transfer fee for the service that the jail uses plus a credit card processing fee - the last two components are not fees for InmateAid but are necessary to getRead more
The only expenses an inmate has is commissary and telephone. There is a limit on the amount that can be spent on commissary in a given week or month depending where they are incarcerated. Be mindful that since inmates have a lot of time on their hands, they become very good at tearing at the heartstrings of the loved ones on the outside who are worried about inmate's well-being. Whomever is going to be sending money inside needs to setRead more
Your inmate can request a check be sent home, back to the person that deposited it in the trust account or to be transferred to another facility if they do that. The money is definitely returned, the inmate is the decision maker as to where.Read more
You can send a money order or use Western Union BUT you will definitely need her inmate ID number. What is her name, we can try and locate it for you, or you can simply call the facility and ask the staff?Read more
Western Union is a money transfer partner that does not cover the Mecosta County Jail through their online service. You will have to mail a money order to the jail with the name of your inmate and their ID number: Mecosta County Sheriff's Office 225 S. Stewart Big Rapids, MI 49307Read more
Depending on YOUR abilities, we estimate $50-75 per week is a generous amount. If you are funding the telephone, then you might adjust that number higher or lower. Be mindful that an inmate will spend whatever you send them, so only do what you can afford.Read more
Yes, you can send money electronically through Western Union. All of the prison facilities under the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) are covered by one single Western Union delivery code.Read more