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

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. Brandon

    October 12, 2017 - 1:37 pm

    What digital store distributes the music?

  2. Editor

    August 1, 2017 - 10:31 am

    Hi Rachel – Please contact our customer service at 800-574-5729 for assistance.

  3. Rachel m Banks

    July 31, 2017 - 10:33 pm

    How do i buy an Ipad for my son who is in Trenton state

  4. Editor

    April 24, 2017 - 2:29 pm

    Hi Vanessa – This is up to the discretion of the Texas state Department of Corrections. JPay does not control the process of adding new services in each state.

  5. Vanessa Aguilar

    April 20, 2017 - 12:21 pm

    Do you know in the near future if Jp5 or mini tablets will be available for inmates in Allan Polunsky Unit in Texas? Thank you!!

  6. Jim Weeks

    January 25, 2017 - 7:47 am

    After my release I sent my JP-4 in the to be replaced by the JP five as I was told by J-Pay. Instead they sent me a JP-4 and it has someone else songs on. After a constant runaround I finally gave up after five months of trying to obtain my songs for my player. I now run a Christian correspondence Ministry and cannot locate nowhere a list of states that have the email system set up for inmates to use.

  7. Editor

    December 13, 2016 - 11:56 am

    Hi Helen- The JPay tablet is not available in the state of Illinois. Please be aware JPay does not control the process of adding new services in each state. The addition of new products and services is up to the discretion of the Illinois Department of Corrections. As soon as we have any updates, we will make sure to let everyone know.

  8. Helen

    December 10, 2016 - 5:13 pm

    hello are these jpay tablets available in illinois because my bf is there and he lost his parents it would be a great way for him to have to communicate with others he is a really nice guy I would love to know if and when these might be available and if they can be purchased online and sent to the men please could you let me know ..With Kindest regards

  9. Editor

    September 28, 2016 - 10:30 am

    Hi Angela – Each state Department of Corrections (DOC) determines which products and services are made available. Friends and family can always write their state DOC to encouraging their state to adopt new products and services. At this time we do not have any information regarding the availability of the JP5 tablet in the state of Texas.

  10. Editor

    September 20, 2016 - 10:43 am

    Hi Sam- The JP5 tablet is not available in Kentucky. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Have a great day!

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