Inmates in Harris County jail in Texas can receive money from family and friends through the Inmate Trust Fund, also called the Inmate Bank. The ITF provides several methods of adding funds to an inmate's account.
When you visit one of the jails, make a deposit at the lobby machines. These machines are available at the following locations: 701 N. San Jacinto St., 1307 Baker St. and 1200 Baker St. in Houston. You will need the inmate's name to access the account.
A private company, My CarePack, helps friends and family members make deposits into an inmate's account by phone or online. Deposits must be for $100 or less and a service fee is applied. Call 866-394-0460 to pay with your debit or credit card. You will have to provide the inmate's name and ID number. The online solution allows only Visa or MasterCard credit cards. Visit MyCarePack.com to send money. You can make one deposit per week.
You can send up to $300 through Western Union online or by phone. Call 800-634-3422 or visit Western Union's website. Enter ITF-Texas as the destination city and provide the inmate's name and ID number. The company charges a service fee that depends on the amount you are sending.
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Ace Cash Express
Select Ace Cash Express if you need to send more money than is possible with other options. This company allows customers to deposit up to $1,000, but the money must be paid in cash. There is a service fee. Call 877-FIND ACE or visit the website to locate the closest store.
Money Orders and Cashier's Checks
Address money orders or cashier's checks to the Inmate Trust Fund. Include the inmate's name and ID number at the bottom. The ITF does not accept personal money orders or checks, payroll checks or financial instruments from credit unions. Send money orders and cashier's checks to: Harris County Sheriff's Office, Inmate Trust Fund, 1200 Baker Street, Houston, TX 77002.