Inmates’ friends and family can now send money in Louisiana through JPay.com, the JPay money order lockbox, and at any MoneyGram location.
Sending money in the Big Easy just got easier. JPay is launching in Louisiana today, which means sending money to state prisoners will now be as easy and streamlined as it is in the 30 other states JPay serves.
Starting today, friends and family members of inmates in the Louisiana Department of Corrections will be able to send money to their incarcerated loved ones using JPay’s money transfer service. The partnership between JPay and the Louisiana DOC allows friends and family to send money online with a credit or debit card at JPay.com, over the phone with JPay’s convenient Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, in person and with cash at any of the 30,000 MoneyGram locations nationwide, and via money order sent to the JPay money order lockbox.
JPay has a long relationship with the Louisiana corrections community, having provided money transfer services to several county jails in Louisiana. These county facilities continue to be served by JPay, and are now joined by a dozen Louisiana state prisons.
The Louisiana Department of Corrections is responsible for the custody and care of 38,000 inmates in twelve state correctional facilities, parish facilities and work release centers around the state. The DOC’s parole and probation division supervises an additional 63,000 offenders. The DOC lists successful reentry of offenders and strong community partnerships as two of its mission priorities.
JPay is the national leader in money transfer services to the corrections industry. More than 1.3 million inmates and offenders have access to JPay services, which also include inmate email, video visitation, and the JP3 music program.
By sending money with JPay, friends and family can be assured that their loved ones will receive funds quickly, and that their transactions will be conducted securely. JPay also offers the most robust inmate email system in the country, helping people stay connected in more than 30 states. The email service will be available in Louisiana sometime in the near future.
To learn more about the Louisiana Department of Corrections, visit http://doc.louisiana.gov/