Business and Finance Division
Commissary and Trust Fund Department
Inmate Trust Fund
The Inmate Trust Fund, authorized by Texas Government Code § 501.014, provides safekeeping of an offender’s funds, to which the offender may have access to, but not physical control of, during their confinement.
Inmate Trust Fund deposit options include:
- Money Orders or Cashier's Checks
- Monthly Checking Account Debit (ACH)
- Access Corrections - Secure Deposits
- ACE – America's Cash Express
- eCommDirect provided by Texas.gov
- TouchPay Payment System
- Western Union Convenience Pay
- Western Union Quick Collect
Click here to view and print instructions for making deposits through the options listed above.
Cash and personal checks are not accepted and will be returned to the sender. Single transaction deposits of $500.00 or more as well as insurance, company, payroll and estate checks and other like disbursements are held 14 days before offender access is authorized.
Do not send trust fund deposits to offender's facility of assignment and do not send offender's personal mail or other items to the Inmate Trust Fund.
Inmate Trust Fund staff can respond to inquiries concerning the receipt of a deposit, but cannot release information regarding the offender's account activity or balance to anyone except the offender. Offenders receive monthly statements listing all trust fund account transactions for that period including deposit sendee and authorized payments/withdrawals. Inmate Trust Fund does not pay interest; therefore, the account should hold no more than what is required to meet the offender's immediate needs. Offenders may use funds in their trust fund accounts to make purchases from the facility commissary or through approved vendors. They may also send funds to family or friends. Any balance in an offender's Trust Fund account is provided to the offender upon his/her release.
- Do not send funds to offenders you do not know.
- Do not send funds to an offender as a favor for offenders you know.
- Report EXTORTION to the Unit Warden and/or the Office of the Inspector General.
- Do not send offender mail to PO Box 60; it MUST be mailed to their unit of assignment.
- Money Orders or Cashier's Checks need to be accompanied by a deposit slip which can be obtained from the offender.
- Inmate Trust Fund accounts are monitored for illegal activity and violators are subject to prosecution.