Send inmate money in South Carolina
BY U.S. POSTAL MONEY ORDER
Every inmate in the Department of Corrections has a Cooper Trust Fund Account that allows him/her to make purchases in the institution. The back of the inmate's identification card has a magnetic strip that allows the ID card to function as a debit card to that inmate's Cooper Trust Fund Account. When the inmate desires to purchase items in the institution, his ID card is "swiped" and the purchase is allowed if there are sufficient funds in the inmate's account to pay for the desired items.
The sender must make the money order payable to "Cooper Trust Fund for Inmate (name) (SCDC number)".
A Cooper Trust Fund Deposit Slip (SCDC# 15-14) must accompany the money order. These forms are available through the inmate, by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Cooper Trust Fund or can be printed off the internet from the following web address:
The address to receive forms and to make deposits is:
Cooper Trust Fund
P. O. Box 102111
Columbia, SC 29221-5011
It is highly recommended that family members and friends who send money orders use only standard first class mail. Money orders that are sent "next day air" or "overnight express" are not processed any sooner than standard first class mail. No other items will be accepted at this address. Any items (such as letters, cards, pictures, or checks) that are received will be returned to the sender at the inmate's expense.