Mini-tablet for Prisons Now Available in Louisiana, Virginia, Washington and N. Dakota!

Posted by: on Feb 4, 2013 | 191 Comments

The JP4 (R) mini-tablet is also available in Virginia, Washington and North Dakota.  

JPay’s revolutionary mini-tablet, the JP4, is now available for purchase in all Louisiana state correctional facilities.  You can also buy the JP4 player for a Louisiana inmate online at  Additionally, all Louisiana  facilities now allow inmates to browse and buy digital music on the JPay kiosks installed in the living units.

Six prisons in Virginia have also begun offering the JP4 for sale.  Just like in Louisiana, inmates can purchase the players directly from the kiosk using their commissary funds, or their friends and family members can purchase one on their behalf from

The JP4 device is a mini tablet computer designed and built for the correctional environment.  It features a responsive touch screen, a built-in music player, an FM tuner, a calendar, and comes pre-loaded with several games and other applications.  At the low price of just $49.99, the JP4 is simultaneously one of the most affordable and most powerful personal media devices available to inmates today.

How to buy a JP4 for an inmate

If you have a loved one in Virginia or Louisiana and you’d like to buy them a JP4, first

  • Log into your JPay account (new users can create a free account here)
  • Click on the Music section
  • Use your debit or credit card to complete the purchase.

The JP4 will be delivered directly to the inmate.

How to fund an inmate’s media account

If you would like to add funds to your loved one’s media account so they can purchase a JP4 or music tracks to play on it, first:

  • Log into your JPay account 
  • Click into the Music section
  • Click “Send JPay Credits”
  • Follow the directions to send credits

JPay Credits deposited into the media account are not subject to restitution or other deductions (like funds sent to commissary or spendable accounts), though the money can only be used for the purchase of media.

Where the JP4 is available in Louisiana (all prisons):

Allen Correctional Center (ALC)
Avoyelles Correctional Center (AVC)
BB “Sixty” Rayburn Correctional Center (RCC)
C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center (PCC)
David Wade Correctional Center (WCC)
Dixon Correctional Institute (DCI)
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center (HCC)
Forcht-Wade Correctional Center (FWC)
J. Levy Dabadie Correctional Center (DCC)
Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCW)
Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP)
Winn Correctional Center (WNC)
Where the JP4 is available in Virginia (six prisons and counting):

Sussex II State Prison
Sussex I State Prison
Nottoway Correctional Center
Red Onion State Prison
Wallens Ridge State Prison
Keen Mountain Correctional Center

Where the JP4 is available in Washington:

Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women
Washington Corrections Center for Women
Larch Corrections Center
Washington Corrections Center
Clallam Bay Corrections Center
Cedar Creek Corrections Center
Monroe Correctional Complex
Stafford Creek Corrections Center
Airway Heights Corrections Center
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center
Washington State Penitentiary

Where the JP4 is available in North Dakota:

James River Correctional Center
Missouri River Correctional Center
North Dakota State Penitentiary
Dakota Women’s Correctional and Rehabilitation Center


  1. Editor
    January 8, 2015

    Hi Diane,

    Currently, the JP4® player is not available for the state of Colorado. We apologize for the inconvenience but we are constantly working to bring our services to every state. Thank you for your patience and we will make sure to communicate any updates for the state of Colorado. Have a great day!

  2. Diane romero
    January 7, 2015

    I would love to buy a JP4 for my husband here in Colorado,. I tried to buy one and it just redirects me to the home page. I have a feeling that they don’t sell them here in Colo. I know this would help him do more and help him stay out of trouble. Please let me know when they are available. Thank you
    Diane Romero

  3. Editor
    January 5, 2015

    Hi Heather,

    The price for a JP4 download varies by facility, media type (i.e. song, music album, game, etc.), artist and brand. Prices can range from $2 – $20 for individual songs or music albums. Your father can store media content on his JP4 player. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Have a great day!

  4. Heather Smith
    December 6, 2014

    How much is the music and what all can they buy for this? i got it for my dad but I don’t know how much he needs for music and if he can buy extra games or store photos on it?

  5. Cathy
    November 14, 2014

    TEXAS Needs this in a big way it would help to cut down on the violence in men and womens facilities!Give them more access to touch base at home And they also need Air Conditioning in the summer months in Texas !

  6. Misty
    November 11, 2014

    I wish they could get the jp4 in Indiana prisons

  7. shawna
    October 28, 2014

    i wish Florida would get these i have a brother down their and all we can do is send him letters because we dont have the money to travel their and back PLEASE get this florida prisons it would make my life easier

    October 25, 2014

    please send the jp4 table to TEXAS PRISON we need that give them(the prisners) alots to do…

  9. sherry earley
    October 16, 2014

    Kentucky is ready for the JP4 player devices. This is so badly needed for families to be enrolled and connected to support each other through difficult times when it seems their is no hope through one painful moment to this next. Thank you.

  10. Georgeanna Sparks
    August 29, 2014

    We need them in Nevada!

  11. b.b
    August 24, 2014

    I agree they should have the state of Illinois we really need jpay4 player for our inmates.I pray they have in Illinois

  12. peggy
    August 21, 2014

    I wish they would consider the jp4 for the coffeewood facality in michelles virginia

  13. Belinda
    August 2, 2014

    I wish this would come in Indiana. My boyfriend loves music and it helps him keep calm.

  14. Cheryl
    July 17, 2014

    Yes I would buy this if was available in Texas!

  15. Ron Westerduin
    May 20, 2014

    Oh please offer this in Florida!

  16. Jodylocs
    May 1, 2014

    Please Texas, don’t be the last to join the Tech Age with the JP4 as we are with AC in the prisons.

  17. devaughn duncan
    May 1, 2014

    Well the inmates in Columbia Florida need this mini tablet as well so they can stay up to date with a little tech knowledge an play games an that give their minds something else to do an think about an emails can go to them from love one’s.


  18. Belinda Derrick
    April 15, 2014

    I would love for this to be in Indiana

  19. melody
    March 29, 2014

    Please help to bring this to our prisons here in FL. It would be so nice for our loves ones to be able to communicate with us in such a way.

  20. shaquifa gibbons
    March 26, 2014

    I din wish ma baby dads hads this ‘ he be havin mad time up inda penn n stuff juhurd

  21. Amanda
    March 17, 2014

    I wish this was available in Texas state jails.

  22. Jimmie
    March 17, 2014

    This tablet is a great gift to be able to send. I spent time down myself and know how great it would have been to have this. To be able to send a gift like this to my man would be most awesome. Hurry to Indiana please! He still has years left and this would be of great help and enjoyment.

  23. Carol Hartman
    March 10, 2014

    I would love for Oklahoma DOC to give our inmates the option of buying a mini tablet or JP4 player, with kiosks to provide choices of music. Music is a proven therapy, and when inmates are discharged, they need to be techno savvy, plus they are a great mind stimulus and entertainment to while away the hours with. Incarcerated people need choices to entertain themselves, and OK needs to get modern about available options. Many families would love to provide them if they were available.

  24. Charnelle
    February 28, 2014

    I wish they would get this is Texas! I’m surprised it’s not here. Let’s get this in Texas please!

    February 26, 2014

    I would hope these devices would also allow purchase / download of books and magazines, as well as email access — even if prison systems require that an “approved email list” much like visitor list is necessary. I would be thrilled for my son re: music, but even moreso for books and perhaps even on-line college courses. This doesn’t have to be a new electronic babysitter. It can provide opportunity for self-improvement without jeopardizing anyone anywhere.

  26. Bonnie Valdez
    February 15, 2014

    I feel it’s only fair that all prisoners in minimum and medium security facilities in ALL states should be able to have access to a JP 4..we are in a time of technology where that should be able to happen with no problem not to mention the the money they’ll be making of these mini tablets. My son is in a colorado facility for 25 yrs this would really help him do his time a little more easier… there has got to b over 2 million inmates

  27. Trelena Ives
    February 1, 2014

    It’s amazing that Texas is the largest state but we probally have the fewest ammenities for our inmates.I understand that they are there as a form of punishment,but I personally think if they got on board with the JP4Mini Player than our loved one would be more content and if that be the case than their would be fewer incidents It’s already in Louissiana so how big of a leap would it be for them to get on board and let our inmates have this.Maybe if all the Texans expressed their desire for their loved ones to have this option .Than who knows maybe we could get it if their was enough interest voiced. So I challenge the Texans to speak out.We say pretty please to the officials.

  28. Martha trejo
    January 19, 2014

    Crescent city @ lovelock prison to

  29. Davven's girl
    January 14, 2014

    My Boyfriend just got one of these and says its the best thing ever. Keeps him occupied and out of trouble, thank god.! Hes much more happy now.

  30. carina
    January 7, 2014

    looking forward to this tablet when it comes to southern California!!!

  31. diana
    January 3, 2014

    would love for them to have it in nj

  32. tina
    December 26, 2013

    Tablets in prison wow!! That’s fabulous let’s get it in Arizona systems in all in on helping to make that happen. …

  33. Richard Debevec
    December 9, 2013

    I would very much like to see this come about in South Fla Reception Center South Unit.

  34. Frank
    December 2, 2013

    All for this device and think that there should definitely be better communications between Inmates and Family. However on the other side its only a matter of time till they have issues with the uncensored ability the devices have and somewhere,someone will ruin it for everyone. Or there will be some issue that causes them to be declared contraband. Thats just the way it is in prison and we all know it.

  35. June
    November 23, 2013

    This would be great if it came to North Carolina !!!

  36. janmes thomas
    November 14, 2013

    Georgia needs them bad we need to keep the men in our family’s with the understanding and skills to properly inter act with our advancing world of technology.

  37. janmes thomas
    November 14, 2013

    love the educational boost it while provide to my son

  38. Mother of a TDCJ offender
    November 14, 2013

    Hey carol, I agree with you, but the spelling for McConnell and Brad Livingston is the correct way. Keep sending those letters love I would like to see them available for Texas as well. Be blessed.

  39. Kat B.
    November 7, 2013

    Another wisher here. Hoping Georgia will get into this program soon. It would be wonderful to get this for my much loved and missed son. Thank you for having these programs for our loved ones. It makes life a little more special for them.

  40. Tonya Woody
    October 7, 2013

    well i was writting i think sence everyone else is welcome to the tablets then i think bland correctional center in virginia should be able to have them to so please everyone who has family in bland please help me out and get them tablets in there also.

    thank you so much
    Tonya Woody

  41. J Hernandez
    October 1, 2013

    Definitely would love 4 this 2b available here in Texas 2!! Could get one for ny Huney 4 X-mas!!!

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