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Default How do I send money to a Federal prison from outside the U.S.?

Hi, has anyone managed (yet) to send money to a federal prison, when from outside the USA ? I have been spending huge amount of time with MoneyGram and Western Union trying to find a solution, as I'm not in the USA and do not have a US bank issued credit card. So far, nothing worked...
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Will a bank in your country issue a money order payable in US Dollars? If you mail a money order to the lock box in Des Moines, IA, it will be held for 15 days (anything except US Post Office MOs). I never did it, but it might be a solution.
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You try textbehind.com they will send a money order on your behalf.Its not a quick service it takes about 21 days but it does work.
Register and click on the money orders tab.I believe it works via paypal.
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You try textbehind.com they will send a money order on your behalf.Its not a quick service it takes about 21 days but it does work.
Register and click on the money orders tab.I believe it works via paypal.
Thanks so much for the info; I have done a test payment, let's see if it goes through. Yes, works with paypal but also credit card. Thank you really !
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Don't you have Western Union in Switzerland? Many people outside the US send money to inmates in the US. In some countries you can do quick collect on Western Union's website but in most countries, you have to go to a Western Union office or affiliate and do a quick collect payment in person. In Sweden, it took awhile for them to figure out the quick collect but it is available outside the US.
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Don't you have Western Union in Switzerland? Many people outside the US send money to inmates in the US. In some countries you can do quick collect on Western Union's website but in most countries, you have to go to a Western Union office or affiliate and do a quick collect payment in person. In Sweden, it took awhile for them to figure out the quick collect but it is available outside the US.
Yes we do have WU and I went to a couple of their offices, who had no idea, then call the Swiss HQ who had me call their offices in France, my call went in loop in a number of their offices and divisions, I left messages, and nobody calls me back. I may try again in a couple of days.
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Yes we do have WU and I went to a couple of their offices, who had no idea, then call the Swiss HQ who had me call their offices in France, my call went in loop in a number of their offices and divisions, I left messages, and nobody calls me back. I may try again in a couple of days.
Yes, quick collect is very unusual in Europe. When you speak to Western Union, tell them you're paying a company in the US, don't involve inmate, it just makes them even more confused. You're doing a payment to the federal government
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