The Georgia Department of Corrections houses upwards of 55,000 inmates throughout the state. It accepts payments on behalf of inmates and offenders on parole or probation. However, the DOC will only accept payments if submitted in the proper tender or through an authorized vendor.
Since you can't send cash to an inmate, a money order may be the next best thing. Download a money order voucher from the DOC's website. Select "Send Money to an Inmate" to identify the voucher type you want. Next, enter the inmate's GDC ID number then press "Get Voucher" button. A printable voucher with the inmate's name and GDC ID will appear on the screen. If you get an error message, you entered an invalid GDC ID or chose the wrong voucher type for the GDC ID you have. Call (404) 656-4661 for assistance if the problem persists after resubmitting the information. Print the voucher and send it with a money order payable to the Georgia Department of Corrections to:
P.O. Box 405699 Atlanta, GA 30384-5699.
Online and Phone Payments
You also can send money online or by phone using one of the DOC's authorized money transfer vendors, which are JPay, Access Secure Deposits and Touchpay Payment Systems. Each vendor accepts money via credit and debit cards. You will need the inmate's GDC ID number. JPay also requires the inmate's last name. To use JPay, visit www.jpay.com or call (800) 574-5729; to use Access Secure Deposits, visit www.accesscorrections.com or call (866) 345-1884; and to use Touchpay, visit www.tponlinepay.com or call (866) 850-3326. Before you can send payments online using any of these services, you will be required to register and create a username and password.
You also can send money to an inmate through Western Union, either in person at an agent location or by phone or online. To send money online, visit the "Send Money to an Inmate" page of Western Union's website. To send money by phone, call (800) 634-3422. Payments may be made by credit or debit card online or by phone, and with cash or a debit card in person.
Restitution, Fines and Fees
You also have the option of paying fees, restitution and fines on behalf of an offender on parole or probation. You can do this by sending a money order payable to Georgia Department of Corrections along with "Pay Parolee/Probationer Fees" voucher to:
P.O. Box 405701 Atlanta, GA 30384-5701.
Contact JPay, Access Secure Deposits and Touchpay for the procedure you must follow to send payments through their service. For Western Union, complete a PrePaid Services form online or in person. List the account number as "GDC" followed by the offender's GDC ID number and last name -- for example, GDC123456SMITH.