$200 is the MAXIMUM for one money order
. You can send $50 or $100 or even $20 through Jpay and Western Union.
How can I send money to an inmate?
Inmates may receive money via JPAY, Western Union or money order.
Electronic Payments: Funds up to $5,000 may be sent to inmates via the following methods.
JPAY at www.jpay.com
Money Gram locations using the Blue Money Gram Express Payment Form - receiving code is 7364
Western Union at www.westernunion.com
or at locations using the Quick Collect Form – code city and state are ILDOC IL
For all electronic transfer of funds, the inmate IDOC number and incarcerated last name must be used. Funds are anticipated to be applied to the inmate’s account within 24 - 48 business hours. Funds sent during an inmate transfer between facilities may take longer than 24 – 48 business hours.
Money Orders: Inmates may receive money orders not to exceed $200. The money orders must be completed with the inmate name, IDOC inmate number, sender’s name and address. The department reserves the right to withhold the money from the inmate until the money order clears the bank. The money orders should be mailed to the inmate’s current correctional facility.http://www.illinoisprisontalk.org/index.php/topic,19892.0.html