Incarceration (Part 4)

In Criminal, Trafficby GWAO

To continue to assist our clients and their families in the extreme case of incarceration, part four speaks to prison visitation and contact ability.

To send money to an inmate, a money order, along with a deposit slip, may be sent and made payable to JPay, P.O. Box 173070, Hialeah, FL 33017. The deposit slip is available in both English and Spanish on the Department of Public Safety’s website. Although this method is free, it may take up to ten business days to reach the inmates account. Options to provide money into an inmate’s account the next day are also available through JPay, online (JPay.com), a JPay mobile app (available on iTunes or Google Play), by phone (800-574-5729), or in cash at any MoneyGram agent (using a receive code 1224, and available at Wal-Mart, CVS Pharmacies, and other local locations). These options have a transfer fee, ranging from $3.45 to $11.65.

Telephone calls are available through Global Tel*Link, or GTL, available at http://www.offenderconnect.com, or by calling 1-800-483-8314. Processing fees are charged, and the calls themselves are charged based on a flat rate. Calls are timed for 15 minutes.

Visitation rules begin with an application, filed by the inmate. Eighteen applications per inmate are allowed. Visitation rules should be reviewed closely, as there are age limits, time limits, dress codes, and other regulations that cannot be waived.

An excellent resource to consult is the Department of Public Safety’s publication, “Prisons: Policy and Procedures Manual,” available online at http://www.doc.state.nc.us/dop/policy_procedure_manual/index.htm

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