Sending Money to Inmates

One more way the IDOC continues to move forward with technology that helps minimize barriers for our offenders and their families is through our inmate banking solution called Access Corrections. It's not a bank - instead it is an account management system designed to manage trust accounts in near real time.

Below is a brief list of some of the highpoints related to the account management system provided by Access Corrections or see the Deposit and Payment Services FAQ or www.accesscorrections.com for fees and full details: 

  • Access Corrections will accept deposits to inmate accounts using cash, debit/credit card, money order, cashier’s check or personal check.
  • Some options have fees associated with them, but there is a  FREE mail-in option as well.    
  • The IDOC will continue to accept mailed in money order deposits for 90 days. After that any deposits received by IDOC will be returned to sender so they can mail it to Access Corrections.
  • Inmates will be able to view their inmate trust account balance through the commissary portal on the kiosks.
  • Commissary/Property orders will be paid for in real time through a Keefe/AMS interface that allows the inmate’s account to be charged as soon as Keefe processes the order.
  • Phone calls will be paid for in real time through the Enforcer/AMS interface by debiting the inmate’s trust account for the cost of the call once the call is completed (called DirectLink Trust™).  This means inmates will no longer purchase phone time through commissary for inmate debit.
  • Inmates will get a debit card upon their release (called SecureRelease™) which will allow them easy access to their money without having to go to a bank to cash a check.

Incarcerated Offenders: Access Corrections will accept deposits for inmate trust account online, by phone, by mail and through authorized retailers. 

Community-Based OffendersIn addition to the options listed above, Access Corrections will provide payment kiosks at each of the main IDOC Probation and Parole district offices.  These kiosks accept credit and debit card payments from community-based offenders to make payments against COS, PSI, or Interstate Compact Application fees they may owe.  

WHAT KIND OF DEPOSIT OR PAYMENT TYPE WILL ACCESS CORRECTIONS ACCEPT?

Access Corrections accepts money orders, cashier’s checks and personal checks, as well as debit and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard). Walk-in cash services available at participating retailers. There is a daily limit of $300.00 per day per credit / debit card. You can choose the most convenient method below:      (Access Corrections FAQ)

Online:      www.accesscorrections.com (fees apply)
Phone:       1-866-345-1884 (fees apply)
Walk-in Sites: (fees apply)

  • CashPayToday.com (call 1-844-340-2274 to enroll and find a location)
  • AceCashExpress.com (call 1-877-223-2274 to find a location)

Mail:  (free service)

Send INMATE DEPOSITS to:                                                    Send COMMUNITY-BASED OFFENDER PAYMENTS to:
      Secure Deposits-Idaho DOC                                                        Secure Deposits-Idaho DOC P&P    
      PO Box 12486                                                                               PO Box 12486 
      St. Louis, MO 63132                                                                     St. Louis, MO 63132

        
         Kiosks in main IDOC Probation & Parole District Offices:  (*payments for community-based offenders only)