BY U.S. POSTAL MONEY ORDER
Each inmate has an Inmate Bank Account set up in their name. In order for checks or money orders to be deposited into their account, an inmate must assign power of attorney to DOC. Funds received for the inmate, from any approved source, while the inmate is in custody of the Department of Corrections will be deposited in this account, unless the money is specifically meant for the inmate's debit phone account which MUST be a separate money order and noted as phone account on money order. Inmates may use the funds in their bank account to purchase items such as writing supplies, hygiene items and snacks.
Court ordered financial obligations, special program financial obligations and costs incurred while in custody of the DOC are automatically withdrawn from an inmate's account.
Inmates may receive business/payroll checks, cashier's checks or money orders through the mail only for deposit into their Inmate Bank Account. Personal checks and cash are not accepted and will be returned to the sender at the expense of the inmate.
Inmates receive a receipt for funds sent in to them or stamped on envelope for phone account.