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Old 01-12-2013, 08:15 PM
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I'm not sure if these questions are posted and answered already elsewhere but if so please feel free to move my thread. My LO was sent to Menard From TN last week. According to the IDOC website he's still in reception. I've sent him one letter and I plan on putting 4 more in the mail Monday. I'm wondering if I want to send a money order for account, do I use the inmate mail address or the business address? Also would I need to attach anything else in it like who it's for and what not? Please respond .
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On the money order write his name and idoc#, and on the envelope send it to the inmates mailing address not the business address.
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On the money order write his name and idoc#, and on the envelope send it to the inmates mailing address not the business address.
THANK YOU! This is greatly appreciated. One other question though, is there a fee for sending money orders?
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THANK YOU! This is greatly appreciated. One other question though, is there a fee for sending money orders?
What do you mean by fee? If you mean does the prison charge you for receiving it, no they do not. If you send him $50.00 he will get a slip indicating he has $50.00 on the books.
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What do you mean by fee? If you mean does the prison charge you for receiving it, no they do not. If you send him $50.00 he will get a slip indicating he has $50.00 on the books.
Yes, that's what I meant. Sorry for the confusion. Lol but thank you for your information. I feel a little more accomplished now
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The only fee for the money order is when u purchase it. Probably like a dollar.
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The only fee for the money order is when u purchase it. Probably like a dollar.
70 Cents at walmart . But the reason why I asked is when my loved on was in the county jail here and I was setting up a account on my phone I sent in a 15 money order because it was all i had at the time. Well calls were only $3.33/per and i was wondering why He got to call once and everytime after that I was getting a recording saying I had insufficent funds on my account. So I call the telephone company to wonder why the heck I'm already out of funds and they tell me" We charge 8.75 per money order which left you with 6.25 on your account". Which means after he called the first time I only had 2.92 or something like that left on my account. Yeah.. I was PISSED. Didn't want to send money to put on his books and him not get the total amount
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Walmart has cheap money orders. I think around 59 cents here.

Oops edit, I suppose it depends on where the Walmart is located but they are cheap and convenient!
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That is cheap. I know its somewhere around a dollar at the currency exchange.
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