Women's prison makes inmate banking easier via Internet

2012-02-01T06:30:00Z 2013-04-08T11:09:07Z Women's prison makes inmate banking easier via InternetThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 01, 2012 6:30 am  • 

HELENA — The state says that families of female inmates can now use the Internet to deposit money into their personal accounts.

The Montana Department of Corrections says that the Inmate Trust Account Deposits Service was first launched last year at the Montana State Prison.

It allows pre-approved family members and other individuals to make deposits into accounts that inmates use to buy personal clothing, hygiene products, over-the-counter medications, and other items.

Jo Acton is the warden at the women's prison in Billings. She says sending a few dollars to an inmate is the easiest way to show they care, boosts the morale of the inmates.

Previously, family members had to submit deposits by mail using money orders.

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