Many states have an on-line company that will send money to an inmates account; usually connected to the commissary.
Sending Money to Kentucky Inmates
Inmates in Kentucky may receive funds from friends and family members that will be deposited into their commissary account. An offenders commissary account works similar to a bank account. The inmate has access to their funds to purchase various items from the commissary such as stationary, stamps, envelopes, foods, hygiene items, clothing and more.
You can send funds through a company called JPAY. Funds can be sent in three different ways, by walk in, by internet, and over the phone.
In order to send money to an inmate you will need to know the following information:
Deposit by Walk In
- The Inmates Name
- The Inmates Identification Number
- The current location of the inmate
Friends and family members can deposit money by visiting any MoneyGram location (CVS or Walmart). You will need to use the receive code 1232
. The fee to deposit by walk-in is a flat rate of $3.95. Some institutions have a kiosk in the lobby of the prison that you can also use to deposit funds.
Deposit by Internet
You can also deposit money to an inmate's account online through JPAY
. There is a fee associated with sending the funds online that varies depending on the amount you are sending.
Deposit Funds Over the Phone
Deposit funds to a Kentucky inmate's trust fund account over the phone by calling JPAY at 1-800-574-5729. The fee amount will depend on how much you are sending.