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Automated Inmate Deposits

Automated Inmate Deposits

All inmates are set-up with a finance account during their intake process. This account holds any money that was in their possession at the time of Intake and any money earned from work details, as well as deposits made by family and friends. Family and friends can send money to a Department of Corrections inmate through Western Union, OffenderConnect, or by using the Inmate Connector Kiosk in the Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF) lobby, 1901 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003. However, automated payments can only be made through Western Union or OffenderConnect. 

Below are three easy ways to send money through Western Union and the option to send money through the commercial service - OffenderConnect:

  • Online - Fees are as low as $3.95.* Visit Western Union.
  • By telephone** - Fees are as low as $5.95.* Call 1 (800) 634-3422 to make telephone deposits.
  • Walk-in cash payments - Fees are as low as $5.95. Call 1 (800) 325-6000 or visit Western Union for agent locations.

OffenderConnect - Offender Connect is a commercial service that allows a user to add money to an inmate's phone account or transfer money to a commissary account. This fast, reliable service allows friends and family to use a credit card to add money online without calling ITI. * Note that the District Government is not responsible for information on websites outside the DC portal. This link is provided as a courtesy only and does not constitute or imply any endorsement of any vendor or its product.

For phone or walk-in payments, please use this guide when filling in the blue Quick Collection Form.


Code City: DCGOV

State: DC

Sender's Acct#: Include inmate# and inmate last name

Attention: If you use a credit card, you may be charged an additional cash advance fee by your credit card issuer for this service.  ** For telephone payments sent from CT, MA, ME, MN, or NY, fees are the same as cash with $3,400 limit.

Service Contact: 
Department of Corrections
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 698-4932
Contact Fax: 
(202) 671-2043
Contact TTY: 
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Service Location: 

1901 D Street, SE

GIS Address: 
1901 D Street, SE