You can use this service to make a payment by debit card.

You can also find out how to make a UK bank transfer to a prisoner by:

  • online banking
  • mobile banking app
  • telephone banking

Your money won’t reach the prisoner if you make a transfer from a bank branch or non-UK account.

This service is free and secure, and available in all public prisons in England and Wales. You can’t use the service to send money to someone in a private prison.

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Before you start

You’ll need the:

  • prisoner’s date of birth
  • prisoner number

Money usually takes around 3 working days to reach a prisoner’s account.

You need a bank account to use this service. If you don’t have one you can send money to a prisoner using a postal order, a cheque or cash.