Sending money

You can send money to someone in prison by making an online payment by Visa, Mastercard and Maestro debit card.

The money is paid into the prisoner’s account - a basic cash account they can use to send and receive money.

You can no longer send money by bank transfer, cheque, postal order or send cash by post to any prison. You’ll need to use a debit card instead.

If you cannot make an online payment

You may be able to apply for an exemption - for example if you:

  • are unable to use a computer, a smart phone or the internet
  • do not have a debit card

This will allow you to send money by post.

You can also find out how to get a debit card by setting up a basic bank account.