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Old 12-28-2015, 05:51 AM
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Hi all,

I have seen a few threads on this but all with quite differing answers and mostly from quite a while back. I am wanting to send a token gesture of money to a PP of mine, however, I am in the UK and he is in a Federal prison. The only ways outlined on the BOP website you need to be located in the US for, or at least have a US registered bank card, which I do not.

I was told that you could send money over the phone with Western Union, which is true, but unfortunately I personally can't as I don't have a landline. Are there any other ways that anyone has found to make this possible? I have found a website called textbehind, which I believe someone on the forum has mentioned before (I'm sorry I can't remember who!), and was wondering if anyone had any experiences they could share? Even though I am only sending a small amount I obviously don't want it to disappear into the ether! Thanks
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I used it a couple of times and it works great. No problem so far. You get a confirmation in your mail when thr transfer is made and around 7-10 business days later it is the account of the Inmate.
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I have registered for it but never used it, I havent heard anything bad about it and I have heard it works just fine.So I would go ahead and try it.
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Thanks ladies, after a bit of digging I haven't found anything bad so I have given it a go. Does anyone know if BOP take any money off what you send or does the inmate get the whole amount?
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Hi there it they may deduct some money from his account for restitution if he owes any , other that FBOP dont have any fees for placing money on an inmates account.
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As far as I know he always got the amount that I send him but I can ask when he calls later if you want.
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As far as I know he always got the amount that I send him but I can ask when he calls later if you want.
If you don't mind that would be great! If I am too late don't worry, it is more for curiosity's sake.
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Hey goodmorning, I asked him last night and he said he always got the amount that I had told him that I had transferred.
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Thank you for asking Jootje, that is good to know! I received an email from text behind today letting me know the money order has been sent, provided the money reaches my PP it is a very efficient service indeed!
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It would be good to hear if your PP recieves the payment and how quickly.
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Till now it has been on his account within a week after I got the email from textbehind that it was dispatched.
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Update: the money has been received! I'm not 100% sure which day as my PP got someone else to email me yesterday letting me know that the money was frozen for 15 days. Not sure why that is but my best guess is something to do with him just being transferred.
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