Deposit money to an inmate's personal account

You can transfer money to an inmate's personal canteen account. Inmates can use this money to buy various items.

Access Corrections Secure Deposits

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Access Corrections and Secure Deposits is the preferred method for those who wish to send money to inmates. Secure Deposits allows for deposits: online through Access Corrections, by utilizing the Access Corrections App on a smart device, or telephone deposits. Deposits are made using a credit or debit card and are available to deposit funds to inmates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Money may also be deposited in person at the facility. Please use the below sections for more specific information.

How to transfer Deposit money to an inmate's personal account

Sign up at Access Corrections online or download their Android or iOS app for your cell phone. Secure Deposits is the fastest, most convenient way to deposit funds into your loved one’s account with your Visa or MasterCard.


Call Access Corrections toll-free at 1-866-345-1884. Bilingual representatives are available 24/7.

There are two ways you may add money to an inmates account in person.

Some institutions allow you to drop a check or money order off at the prison where the inmate is being held. Please call the institution to verify. Drop your check or money order into the box labelled "Inmate Funds" in the lobby. It should be made out to the inmate with the inmate's commitment number included.  Please note that all money orders over $200 and all personal checks are put on 7 business day hold. 

Or you may visit Cash Pay Today online to enroll and find drop-off locations to make cash only deposits near you. 
For more information call 1-844-340-CASH (2274).


Secure Deposits also offers a lock box service for checks and money orders at no fee.  Checks or money orders are mailed with a completed Money Order/Check deposit slip to:

Secure Deposits - Massachusetts DOC, PO Box 12486, St. Louis, MO 63132

Checks and money orders are processed within 48 hours of receipt, with the exception of weekends and holidays. 

All check funds are subject to a 10-day hold after the transaction is processed before being sent to the DOC for crediting to the inmate’s account. The funds are then available to the inmate the next day. 

Money Order/Check deposit forms will be available in facility lobbies and available for users to print off the internet at Access Corrections.

Government and Institutional check discretion

The Department of Correction may, on a case-by-case basis, at its discretion, accept for deposit Federal Government and/or State Government checks, or checks issued by commercial entities sent directly by the issuer to an inmate at a Department of Correction facility.  Such checks must contain sufficient documentation to identify the issuer, the payee, the source of the funds, and the eligibility of the inmate to receive the funds.  Checks that do not meet the criteria will be returned to the sender.  Dual payee checks will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender.

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