Sending Money to An Inmate

The South Carolina Department of Corrections operates a cashless system for inmates.  This means that incarcerated individuals are not allowed to have U.S. currency.  Possession of money is a violation of Agency policy and disciplinary action is taken against any inmate found to have money.

NOTE: Effective July 1st, 2013, JPay will be the exclusive money transfer provider for SCDC. Friends and family of offenders can use JPay's convenient payment services to send money to their loved ones.

Credit, Debit, Green Dot cards, etc.
Inmates are prohibited from possessing credit cards, debit cards, Green Dot cards or numbers, or any other type of similar financial instrument. Inmates found in possession of such items will be charged administratively and could face significant sanctions. Family members/friends should refrain from providing inmates with these items.

However, every inmate in the Department of Corrections has a Cooper Trust Fund Account that allows him/her to make purchases in the institution. The back of the inmate's identification card has a magnetic strip that allows the ID card to function as a debit card to that inmate's Cooper Trust Fund Account.  When the inmate desires to purchase items in the institution, his ID card is "swiped" and the purchase is allowed if there are sufficient funds in the inmate's account to pay for the desired items.

How to Send Money Orders to an Inmate:
Family members and friends can make deposits into an inmate's Cooper Trust Fund account through JPay. Effective July 1st, all money orders must be sent with a deposit slip to JPay, P.O. Box 260177, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026. Money orders sent to the DOC or individual facility will be returned. All funds will be available to the offender within three business days of being received at the lockbox. All money orders must be made payable to JPay.
Money order deposit slip available in English here.
Hoja de Deposito para Giros Bancarios disponible en Espanol aqui.

How to Send Money Electronically:
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There are several fast, easy and convenient ways to send money to an inmate in South Carolina. JPay offers next-day deposits online, over the phone, at and MoneyGram locations.
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Next-Day Deposits
To send money online with a credit or debit card, click here. It's the quickest and easiest way to get your loved ones the funds they need.
Mobile App
Download our mobile app and send money wherever you happen to be! You can download the free app for Android devices here and for iPhone and iPad here.
Call Us
You can send money by phone using your credit or debit card. Call (800) 574-5729 to speak with a live agent 24/7.
Walk-In Cash
To make a cash deposit, visit any MoneyGram agent location (including all Walmarts) and use receive code 3569. Click here to learn more, and to get a list of nearby MoneyGram locations.
Amount Online Phone Money Order Walk-in
$0.01-$20.00 $3.95 $4.95 $0.00 $4.95
$20.01-$100.00 $6.95 $7.95 $0.00 $4.95
$100.01-$200.00 $8.95 $9.95 $0.00 $4.95
$200.01-$300.00 $10.95 $11.95 $0.00 $4.95