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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:

Click here to view and print instructions for making deposits through the options listed above.

Please Note:

**Effective September 1st, 2020**

Only senders that are on the approved visitor list or Offender Telephone List will be allowed to deposit money to inmates. This change is being implemented by security to further ensure the safety and security of the inmates and staff on the units.

Offender Visitation List

Offenders are responsible for adding loved ones to their Visitation List.

Offender Telephone System

Before you can receive calls from a TDCJ offender, you must first register your telephone number:

  • Internet:
    Note: You will need the offender's TDCJ ID Number to register to receive phone calls from him or her. If you do not know their number you can find it through the online offender search at or by phone at (936) 295-6371 or (800) 535-0283. The phones are answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
  • Telephone: (866) 806-7804

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.