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Can someone send money to an inmate through an inmate locator service?

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Inmate locator services that are run by third party companies are not valid options to send inmates money. Each state has its own process for adding funds to an inmate's account, but the normal methods of sending money include walking into the cashier's office at the correctional facility, by mailing a money order or by using a money transfer service like Western Union.

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People interested in adding money to an inmate's account will normally need an inmate number or identifying information to make sure the money goes in the right account, according to the Department of Corrections website. The information needed to complete any of these funding processes is provided on the correctional facility's web page. These guides generally can be found under the frequently asked questions or how to section of each facility's page or the Department of Corrections official website.

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