Still struggling with Western Union so am wondering whether I can use Kitesender to put some money on the books of my friend? Has anyone used them before? Is this allowed in Illinois?
These are what is allowed to send money in IDOC:
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 sent via JPAY and Western Union are anticipated to be applied to the inmate's account within 24-48 business hours. Funds sent via Money Gram are anticipated to be applied to the inmate's account within 72 to 96 business hours. Funds sent during an inmate transfer between facilities may take longer than 24 – 96 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.