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Old 08-27-2019, 07:57 PM
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Default Sending money - WU or jpay?

Is jpay (if I send a money order) quick? Apparently you send it to a lock box in Florida??

Or is western union better? What all do I need? IDOC is super vague..
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Yes, the money order has to be mailed to Florida. The IDOC website should have a link to the form you need to fill out and mail with the money order. It's been years since I've sent a money order, but I believe it took around 10 days for the money to be added to his books.

I prefer to use Connect Network and just use my debit card. It takes maybe 24 hours or less for the money to be added. Their fee to transfer money is less than WU and Jpay. It's only a dollar or so, but anywhere I can save money I take advantage. A link to create a free account should also be on IDOC's website.
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My husband's prison doesn't accept JPay but we do have the option in federal to send a money order to Iowa (he's in Arkansas) or to use WU. I prefer to use WU because it's there in 2-4 hours and he can email me to let me know he's gotten it, how much is taken, if any, and I know it's all good. If for some reason it would get lost in transition I would know quickly and fix it. Sure it costs more but it's not a horrible fee for the piece of mind it gives.
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hola chica, si.
J-pay, i've utilized to send a familia (cousin)doing tim in IL., til November. He almost home, but i sent him a few bucks."

He finally getting out 11/03 or 11/17 and i know his homie Mike in MO.,(Missouri also use J-Pay) et.al.,


However, my man was doing time, there in KANE COUNTY, for a minute, about 1 year and 5 months awaiting plea or trial, that occurred months ago.

(For him, i know the county utilized Legacy,et.al.,) and now he is in prison, so it es (J-pay) at my man's facility, that i have yet needed to use,
but i know it's available, for him, and the men doing time there. Good luck... God bless...Adios...
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Illinois.Pal:

hola chica, si.
J-pay, i've utilized to send a familia (cousin)doing tim in IL., til November. He almost home, but i sent him a few bucks."

He finally getting out 11/03 or 11/17 and i know his homie Mike in MO.,(Missouri also use J-Pay) et.al.,


However, my man was doing time, there in KANE COUNTY, for a minute, about 1 year and 5 months awaiting plea or trial, that occurred months ago.

(For him, i know the county utilized Legacy,et.al.,) and now he is in prison, so it es (J-pay) at my man's facility, that i have yet needed to use,
but i know it's available, for him, and the men doing time there. Good luck... God bless...Adios...
Hey mama Hru?! Did you guys ever end up getting the marriage packet??
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I use the GTL app exclusively now for monthly commissary as well as messaging. I stopped using JPay when GTL started with messages....
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I use ConnectNetwork that’s also where I do my wife’s commissary funds and emails it’s also cheaper
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I use ConnectNetwork thats also where I do my wifes commissary funds and emails its also cheaper
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