How do I send money to someone in jail?

Please see the Travis County Sheriff’s Office’s Inmate Trust Fund and Money Procedures page for instructions on making a payment in person, by mail, or through Western Union (which allows you to send money online, by telephone, or in-person from any Western Union agent location nationwide).

Sending money to a jail inmate may be referred to colloquially as “putting money on his books.” The money can be used to purchase items from the commissary, including phone cards to pay for additional calls.

Please be aware that all telephone calls from the jail are recorded. Securus Technologies, the telephone and video service provider for the Travis County Jail, was even caught recording inmate calls to their attorneys! So you should assume that all calls will be screened by law enforcement personnel. Sometimes the call recordings are played in open court which can be embarrassing, to say the least.