How to send money to your loved ones in prison

Updated on 7/6/2023

Before sending money to your loved ones incarcerated in a prison you need to understand why they need money in the first place.

Though their basic essential needs are being taken care of, prisoners often need money to buy supplies such as supplementary food, medical supplies, stamps, letter pads from the commissary or to use phone, computer and get access to emails on a secure system.

While inmates may earn an hourly wage after being assigned to a work detail in prison, the amount can be quite low – sometimes just a few cents an hour. As Inmates are not allowed to have cash, they use an inmate account within the institution known as commissary account for all transactions.

If you are thinking of how best to send money, there are a number of  different ways.

But before that, there are several key things you will need to know: Inmates full committed name, Inmates identification number and Current location of the inmate.

We have an advanced database at Pigeonly and with our inmate locator tool, you can get in touch with your loved ones easily and quickly.

Friends and family members can get in touch with the inmates but there a number of restrictions involved and bypassing these can leave a mental strain on you and your loved one in prison.

With Pigeonly, you won’t need to worry about these hurdles anymore and can leave everything to us to be taken care of. We provide you with a range of services at a cheap affordable price.

It does not even matter where your loved ones are incarcerated. As long as the inmates are in a U.S. correctional facility, you can get in touch with them from anywhere in the world using Pigeonly. Explore these and various other services at  Pigeonly  to never lose touch with your loved one again.