How Much Money Can You Send Through JPay

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Before you go on sending money to your loved one in prison, you may wonder how much money you can send via JPay, right? Sure, there will be a limited amount of money which can be transferred if you use JPay. By knowing the limit, you surely will determine how much money you will send to an inmate.

In fact, when you make a payment or transaction through JPay’s Send Money service, you will be charged with a certain fee per transaction. So, make sure you will send money to your loved one as required to avoid you making a payment twice. Although the fees per transaction may vary depending on the state and facility, however, it may be burdensome for some people.

Send money Through JPay
Of course, there is a limit amount of money that you can send to an inmate. In this case, JPay will only receive money orders valued at $999,99 or less (in some states, the limit amount may be less). To know money orders limits applicable in the state in which an inmate resides, of course, you can visit the official  JPay site. As we know that any money orders over $999.99 will be returned to you.

Otherwise, if you initiate a stop payment on either money orders or personal checks, you should be responsible for reimbursing JPay for any bank charges or insufficient fund charges incurred by JPay as a stop payment result.

In this case, all money orders should be made payable to JPay LLC. Sure,  a deposit slip and any information which are required by the Facility should be filled out and also submitted  with every money order. You can find deposit slips on JPay’s site. Here, all deposit slips have to be legible and completely filled out. Sure, any materials which are sent with money order other than the deposit slip will be removed.

JPay won’t be responsible for money orders lost in the mail or lost in transit or money order sent to the provided address which did not reach the intended recipient. While, JPay will send money order and deposit slip back to the Customer’s address provided on the deposit slip if JPay receives a money order which cannot process the transaction as the illegibility of the money order form.

Is There a Fee When Transferring Money Via JPay?

Sure, you will be charged a certain fee when sending money through JPay. However, the fees here will vary depending on the state and facility where inmates reside. Sure, to know the charges when you send money to the inmate, you can visit the JPay site and then go to the “Availability and Pricing”section.

Need to know, JPay will not be responsible for any deductions which are applied to the Facility for any reasons such as child support, restitution and many more. Of course you should be ready with the fees to be charged by the facility where your loved one resides when you send the money.

As a clue, the charge for each transfer/ transaction can be as high as $11.95. Of course, it’s not an exact fee for sending money through JPay. Well, the charge per transaction may vary depending on the state and facility. Aside from that, the fee may be different depending on the method you use. The fees when you send money online through will be lower than using money order agents.

What You Should Do Before Sending Money?

In order to transfer money to your loved one in prison, of course, you should know his/her Federal inmate ID (BOP Register Number). To find BOP Register Number, you can use the BOP inmate locator where your inmate is jailed. For example, looking for your loved one by choosing District of Columbia and then your loved one’s inmate ID can be found as soon as possible.

After knowing the ID of your loved one, you can continue to send money. Firstly, you should create a JPay account here. Once you’ve registered, you can then click on the Money tab. Then, choose an inmate that you want to send money. Choose the card you would like to charge. Last, confirm your information. After the transaction is successful, your inmate trust account will take your money.

Aside from sending money online, you can also send money using cash. If you want to send money or make a payment with cash, you should visit any MoneyGram location worldwide. Then, ask the representative for instructions on how to transfer money to an inmate through JPay. Then, JPay lobby kiosks will also accept cash.

If needed, you can also call a live agent to assist you through the sending money process.

Some Ways for Sending Money to Inmates

Of course, you are able to send money to an inmate which is spendable though the Send Money page. Inmates can use the money for several things including restitution payments. Sure, there are several ways that you can take to send money to an inmate, here are they:

  • Online

If you want to send money online to an inmate, of course you can use JPay’s Send Money service that you can access on the official JPay site. Then, if you always send money regularly, you probably want to send money as a recurring payment.

  • MoneyGram

You can also send money with cash through MoneyGram service which has many convenient locations nationwide. Here are some places where you can get MoneyGram services:

  • 7-11
  • Walmart
  • CVS Pharmacy

If you want to send money through MoneyGram, you will need an inmate’s Correctional ID number and last name, the facility name or also receive code. To find MoneyGram locations nearby, you can visit

  • Money Order

To send money through Money Order, you will need a cashier’s check or money order and the JPay money order coupon for the state where you will send the money order. If you want to download the JPay coupon, please click here.

  • By Phone

You can dial the number at 1-800-574-5729 if you want to send money by phone.

  • Lobby Kiosk

You can find a lobby kiosk at the facility where an inmate is located. To send them money, you can use a credit card at the lobby kiosk. To see the facility where an inmate is located contains a lobby kiosk, you can check it through the Availability & Pricing page.

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