Feb. 23, 2019

How Prisoner Accounts Receive Funds From Family, Friends, Etc.

From The Novelist Portent by Johnny E. Mahaffey (author's profile)


Johnny E. Mahaffey
February 13, 2019

SCDC# 323863

The Novelist Portent


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Starting July 1st, 2013, JPay is your exclusive way to send money!

JPay gives you several convenient options for sending money to your confined friend or family member. Visit JPay.com, download the JPay mobile app, or call JPay's 24/7 call center to deposit funds the fast and easy way.
Use cash at any MoneyGram location. Receive Code: 3569.
Send money orders (made payable to JPay) with a completed deposit slip to:
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1 Detach and complete the Money Order Deposit Slip at the bottom in blue or black ink.

2 Make the Money Order payable to JPay.
We recommend using US Postal Money Orders

3 Place the Money Order and the Deposit Slip in an envelope.

4 Mail to: JPay, PO Box 260177, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026.

Make sure to...

. Write clearly on the form to avoid delays processing the money order.
. Not include any letters or notes with your payment because these will be discarded.
. Verify that the inmate name and ID are entered correctly on the Money Order Deposit Slip.

There is no fee for sending money via money order.

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Money Order Deposit Slip


Mail to: JPay, PO Box 260177, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Money Order Amount - maximum $999.99

Inmate's ID
Inmate's State S C

Inmate's Full Name

Your First Name

Your Last Name

Your Address



City _________________

State _______ Zip_____


Your Phone Number

I have posted this not to solicit money but to provide a permanent location of instruction and source for the Jpay process, and the form needed that can now be printed out from page 2 of this post. I am always having to procure copies of it to mail to my family and friends. This will now save me postage and time, where that is concerned.

Plus, maybe some of my readers have family or a friend they want to help but don't know how. And now they do.

So please, do not misconstrue this as a post asking for money! I simply thought that this would be a nice addition to my other "how prison works" posts and answer more questions that may not be out there. I know that, in this day and age, a lot of people know someone who is incarcerated and curiosity of their world is natural. I hope that with my posts I have shed some light not just on myself but those such individuals as well. If any readers have any additional questions, feel free to ask.

What do prisoners do with money?

They purchase food from the prison store or property items such as shoes, a TV, typewriter (or ribbons). They purchase magazine subscriptions, books, pay for school courses, etc. Some send it back out to their kids.



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