Mailing a Money Order
To send a money order for deposit into an inmate’s account you must mail it to the trust fund address. In the upper left hand corner you need to print the sender’s name and address.
The first line should have Bexar County Adult Detention Center on it. They will probably take B.C.A.D.C. but if it were me I would spell it out here since it is the first line.
The second line needs to say Inmate Trust Fund.
The third and fourth lines will be the address that all trust fund money is directed to.
Envelopes not addressed correctly will usually be returned to the sender.
25 thoughts on “Mailing a Money Order”
I see where it tells you how to fill out the information on the outside of the envelope, but what information is required on the Money Order once purchased??
You are in the mailing section. Go to the section titled Money for Commissary. The last two links are what you need. One is on how to fill out the money order and the other is on how to fill out the envelope (which also shows up in the mailing section).
How long does it usually take the inmate to receive the money thur money order?
Vanessa – Once the Banking department gets it, it is processed within the day. Getting it is more often the problem. If you mailed it you have to wait for the post office to deliver it. If you did not fill it out correctly then it will be returned to you. You could give the Banking department a call to make sure they received the money order. You can contact them at 210-335-6287. They are a 24/7 office.
is there a fee assessed with this as there is with all the other options?
rlacosta – There is no fee if you use a money order to add funds to an inmate’s commissary account. The jail does not charge a processing fee.
Do they take any money out that i send?
Sarah – If you use the kiosk or online, money is taken out because those are handled by a private company. If you send or take a money order to the Banking department they do not charge because it is done by employees.
If i send some money by money order, how long does it take for the inmate to have the money on his account? It was sent on 3-8-13…
Roni – Once the jail gets it, it will be in his account within 24 hours. The rest depends on the Post Office.
How can they know which inmate to give the money to?
Vanessa – Each individual gets a unique identification number referred to as their sid number. The sid number will be required for pretty much everything the inmate does or gets including money.
Easy to find on the web. Very simple and very helpful. Much appreciated. Thanx.
Shea – Thank you.
How can i know how much money an inmate has in his account.
Ruth – You can’t. That is his personal information. He can tell you if he chooses.
Is a money gram the same thing as money order
Heather – A money gram is an electronic transfer.
I just wanted to say Thank you for answering all these questions. I have a good friend that is now in Bexar County. So all this is new to me. I want to send her money but everything charges fees. I am glad that you take the time to answer these questions. I had some of the same ones.
I am mailing with a postal money order. Most secure money order and I want my friend to get every bit that I send her.
Again, thanks for the site!
Sorry but if I can also find out about sending him commissary please. Thank you
Stacy – You cannot send commissary but you can add money to his commissary account so he can buy what he wants. Another option is to order a care package from iCare. To add money to commissary go to our category “Money For Commissary”. There are multiple options there. To order an iCare package go to our “Special Programs” category. Once there click on the link “Food Gift Packages – iCare” to go to their website.
My fiance has been sentenced, what does JAL mean? It says location:jal
JME – Jail.
What is the maximum amount can one sent a money order to an inmate at Bexar county Jail
Rose Mary – I don’t believe they have a maximum amount but if you want to be sure you can call the Banking section at 210-335-6287. They are a 24/7 department.
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