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Old 09-11-2019, 08:57 PM
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Default How does an inmate get his money that is in his account when he is released

How does an inmate get his money that is in his account when he is released? Acquaintance has quiet a bit of money from a pension being deposited into his account each month and will be getting out next year, and being deported to Canada. Will they give him a check the day the release him???
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I'm not familiar with Texas, but in KY, DOC gives a prepaid card with their account balance on it. They'll freeze his account (no commissary) well in advance of his release, I'm not sure if its a month or just a couple of weeks.

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They have a check waiting for them at the walls when they're released. If not that then, they have make arrangements otherwise or so I've heard. My inmate trust fund money was always there at the Walls waiting on me when I was released. I think if it's over....$5000.00 or some ridiculously large amount you have to wait until a check is cut, but.....I don't really know much about that from personal experience. Most of us leave the Walls or where ever one is released with what funds are left over. So, I hope this helps.
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When we release guys they get some walk around cash $20 or so. Plus everything else is on a prepaid card.
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In AZ they gave him a VISA debit card with his balance on it. He only had about $1,200; I don't know if there is max amount that requires them to process differently. For a limited period of time, using it doesn't result in any fees (result of some court order requiring AZ DOC to stop ripping people off with fees). My son immediately withdrew it all and put it in his bank account.

Other states have debit cards where there are fees each time used or monthly - so it varies a lot.
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