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What services does JPay offer?

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JPay allows friends and families of those incarcerated in county, state and federal prisons to deposit money in the inmate's account for use in the facility while incarcerated. In some states, JPay offers video and electronic messaging services for inmates and their families, according to the official JPay website.

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Using JPay's video messaging services, families and friends of the inmates can enjoy video visitations. According to JPay, MP3 players are provided via a JPay account to inmates in some prisons so that they are able to hear voice messages in addition to music. Laws for using JPay services differ by state. For example, an inmate may receive electronic messaging in Texas, but returning the message electronically is not permitted. Provided there are JPay kiosks within the facility, inmates are allowed to access services when friends or loved ones prepay for JPay services in most cases.

Friends and families can prepay for JPay services with a debit card, credit card or money transfer payment. Individual Videograms and Video Visitations can be purchased, but the friend or family member must have a credit or debit card associated with his JPay account to purchase these sessions. Inmates can purchase facility-approved MP3 players from JPay through the prison's commissary. After a player is purchased, the inmate can also purchase approved music and sound files, as stated by the official JPay website.

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