Visit your local Money Services payment centers to pay court fines, probation fees, restitution payments and other prison or correctional facility costs.
At Money Services, you can pay costs associated with your loved ones being in federal, state, and county correctional facilities. You can also pay costs after they leave jail. It’s easy to make these payments using our fast and convenient service. Visit one of the Kroger Family of Stores today to make a payment.
What does inmate services cover?
Visit your nearest Money Services payment center to make payments to:
Department of Corrections – a government agency responsible for imprisonment at state level, where prison fees are paid
Probation and Parole – a division of the Department of Corrections that supervises felony offenders on probation or parole, and any costs and fines due
Adult Institutions – correctional facilities and prisons that hold adult convicts and some teenage convicts
Department of Justice – a federal executive department responsible for enforcing and administering law and justice in the US
Federal Bureau of Prisons – a government agency in charge of prison safety and security
What type of inmates services costs can I pay?
If you want to send money to an inmate’s commissary or calling account, visit our Send Money to Inmate page.
At Money Services payment centers, you can pay:
Legal fees – lawyer costs and statutory fees charged by a court
Probation payments – a flat monthly charge for supervised probation
Court fines – a fine that has to be paid as part of a sentence
Victim restitution payments – an offender’s court-ordered payment to a victim of a crime
Self-report fees – a charge for submitting a self-report form
Release cards – fees for the prepaid card loaded with money a prisoner has received or earned during their time in a prison or correctional facility
How to find an inmate code or ID number
To find an inmate or their ID number, log onto the Federal Bureau of Prisons website and enter any one of these numbers:
- BOP Register Number
- DCDC Number
- FBI Number
- INS Number
Or you can try searching by the inmate’s name, race, age and sex.
Sending money to a private contract facility
To send money to an inmate at a private facility, your first step is to contact the facility or contract operator. They will provide you with further details.
How to pay fines, fees and costs
Follow these simple steps to pay any inmate services costs:
Find the relevant inmate code
Take note of the inmate’s last name and the prison or correctional facility
Take note of the unique receive code
Bring this information to your nearest Money Services payment center
Complete a payment form when you arrive
Make your payment using cash or debit card
Federal Bureau of Prisons contact details
While our friendly in store associates will aim to help where they can, if you have further questions contact the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Call 202-307-2712 between 8:00am and 4:30pm to find out about making payments to a private facility.
*Fees & limits vary by state. Check your local Money Services store for exact fees and limits in your area.
This retailer is an authorized delegate of CheckFreePay Corporation, Fidelity Express, Firstech, MoneyGram and Western Union pursuant to Chapter 151 of the Texas Finance Code, Subchapter E, Conduct of Money Transmission Business.
Kroger engages in the money transmission and/or currency exchange business as an authorized delegate of MoneyGram® Payment Systems, Inc. under Chapter 151 of the Texas Finance Code. If you have a complaint, first contact MoneyGram® Payment Systems, Inc., at 1-800-MONEYGRAM. If you still have an unresolved complaint regarding the company’s money transmission or currency exchange activity, please direct your complaint to the Texas Department of Banking: 2601 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78705-4294 1-877-276-5554 (toll free) www.dob.texas.gov