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Old 06-02-2020, 06:42 PM
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Question for the UK members of the forum. My OH is in Federal and at the moment i need to send money via western union to his mum to put on his books. Is there anyway i can send it myself straight from the UK to his book?
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I’ve sent money from Europe straight to an inmates account before. It should be pretty easy through the WU app!
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I used to send money from Europe before I moved to the US, incl from the UK. This was a few years ago but I had to go to an actual Western Union office and do a bill pay to the BOP. There’s a special company code you use for BOP. Can’t remember it now but you can find it on bop.gov.
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Hope you are all keeping safe.

Question for the UK members of the forum. My OH is in Federal and at the moment i need to send money via western union to his mum to put on his books. Is there anyway i can send it myself straight from the UK to his book?
I honestly am not sure that the country makes a difference... You should be able to try through the app and it's very simple but as someone suggested you can go to an actual office. If you go to the website of the prison and look up the "rules" and how to send money it will walk you through how to tell Western Union.
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I used to send money to an ex years ago and I did it over the phone with western union it was the only way I could find to do it. The phone transfer facility is no longer available.
Others have had success with the app or with attending an office. I would call western union and ask them which is the best way to do it. I remember when I used to do it the operators didnt know what I mean't by BOP or federal prison. I had to say federal bureau of prisons every time.
The other option is a trusted relative or friend in the US who may be able to receive the money and transfer it for you.
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