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JPay Comes to Louisiana

Inmates’ friends and family can now send money in Louisiana through, 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, 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



  1. Jerry L. McMorris Jr.

    April 3, 2018 - 9:44 am

    I very much enjoy exchanging music, picture postcards, snap photos, and email with my nephew Devin W. McMorris #525569 at LSP, Angola…

    The new JP5 tablet available to inmates is an extraordinary device and it allows family, friends, and strangers to remain in contact with their loved on while incarcerated in the state of Louisiana!

    I was only disappointed to find how little the state of Louisiana has educated its population on the access that inmates have to email by way of and the JP5 TAblets?

    A new day has dawned and as much as people dislike it, inmates have 1st amendment rights that include writing, speech, and publishing handwritten, or electronically generated emails. Its legal in over 3o states in America and since 2011 it been the norm in the state of Louisiana with outstanding results!

    Thanks to the LA DOC for, because the JP5 Tablets all the dying and disabled a means of visiting and remaining in contact with their incarcerated loved ones!

    Thanks to The Louisiana Department of Corrections for! Now if we could only educate the public as to it importance….☮️✝♥️♿

  2. LIZ

    April 20, 2014 - 11:32 pm

    Wow! JPAY is really reaching out to a ton of loved ones trying to reach in! I am happy to see JPAY come to Louisiana. I will be able to help my mother set up an account to fund my step-father, once he is convicted of aggravated rape and 46 counts of child pornography involving my daughter, a juvenile under the age of 12. As far as the man I am devoted to and love eternally, he is in Florida DOC. I have used JPAY for over a year and I have absolutely no complaints, everyone working for this company has always been compassionate and understanding. I do wish I could have my future husband closer than Florida is to Louisiana, but we will always have each other, our unconditional and ever growing love and respect for one another, and one fine day our lives will no longer be separated by a multitude of miles …side by side, we will be together. Everything that could possibly tear us apart has brought us closer day after day. Thank you JPAY for your services, compassion, understanding through such wonderful people working for you, but really working for all the loved ones out here in America that are just trying to reach in to touch the lives and hearts of their own loved ones. You, JPAY, are absolutely wonderful in making it possible for the JP4 Player to exist and enter numerous Department of Corrections. I, along with GOD only knows how many more, would like to say …THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!

  3. Mercedes

    May 17, 2012 - 2:49 am

    Hi, I’m mother in St. Gabriel, La and the website want let me do a video chat.. I sent two email & two pictures. She has not responded on nothing .. what I need so. The prison told me that they had all that..

  4. Fran Alleman

    May 8, 2012 - 10:27 am

    Thank You Jpay..The email service is finally working at Elayn Hunts in Louisiana..Now I can keep in touch with my son more often. It is so easy..and cheaper than reg mail..
    God Bless..

  5. Annette Seal

    March 2, 2012 - 10:06 am

    I love jpay. My son is at RRC in Angie LA. I can email him and it is so easy. I just wish jpay would branch out and inculde phone services for this area. Gobal Tel Link is a pain to deal with and you never get the same story twice. Please consider looking into phone services. Thanks one appreciative Mother.

  6. Fran Alleman

    January 28, 2012 - 8:55 pm

    My son is in Elayn Hunts, I was told today they are still waiting on the kiosk to be put in. Any idea when that will happen..?
    Thank You..

  7. LeAnne (ayne) Nixon

    January 16, 2012 - 10:07 am

    We have been using the J-Pay system for my son here in louisiana (David Wade, corrections) And I’m impressed with hoe easy it is to use and how fast it all gets to him. He is a 5-6 hr. drive from us now so visits are fewer.I love that I can send him an e-mail (and it’s CHEAP)and get info to him so fast. He cannot answer in e-mail form like I’m told some places can, ( maybe by Gods’ grace that will come soon) but he can then call me if there’s something we need to talk about.

  8. Editor

    December 15, 2011 - 9:34 am

    struck by admin

  9. Connie Dowler

    December 14, 2011 - 8:16 pm

    Thak you and God Bless You. People are so unaware that people makes mistakes and get caught and others just make mistakes.Thanks for making a way to let our loved ones know we still love them no matter what. 🙂 🙂

  10. marina

    December 14, 2011 - 2:28 pm

    I would like to know how I can make a transfer. From my home Using my c card or debit.

  11. stewart kelly

    November 7, 2011 - 8:50 pm

    about time la caught up they still live by the jim crow laws. la is a death trap

  12. J. Franco

    October 15, 2011 - 5:42 pm

    I hope that the Jpay money transfer comes to the state of Ohio. My son is in the Pickaway Correctional facility and I am in Georgia. It would be so convenient and much faster if I could put money on his commissary online.

    PLEASE work towards getting this service in Ohio!! Thank you!

  13. D. Torregano

    September 24, 2011 - 11:25 am

    I just heard about your service today. It doesn’t appear to be widespread at this time. I would love to know about the fees for this service. Please provide more information concerning the service you’re offering.

  14. Anna

    August 11, 2011 - 5:06 am

    I have not yet been able to find a friend who is in LSP on Jpay. When will they be added so that I can send him money?

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