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 inmate’s funds, to which the inmate 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
Click here to view and print instructions for making deposits through the options listed above.
**Effective September 1st, 2020**
Only senders that are on the approved visitor list or Inmate 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.
Inmate Visitation List
Inmates are responsible for adding loved ones to their Visitation List.
- If you are unsure if you are on an approved list, you may contact the unit for verification. Click here for a list of unit phone numbers.
Inmate Telephone System
Before you can receive calls from a TDCJ inmate, you must first register your telephone number:
- Internet: texasprisonphone.com
Note: You will need the inmate'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 inmate search or by phone at or . The phones are answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
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 inmate access is authorized.
Do not send trust fund deposits to inmate's facility of assignment and do not send inmate'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 inmate's account activity or balance to anyone except the inmate. Inmates 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 inmate's immediate needs. Inmates 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 inmate's Trust Fund account is provided to the inmate upon his/her release.
- Do not send funds to inmates you do not know.
- Do not send funds to an inmates as a favor for inmates you know.
- Report EXTORTION to the Unit Warden and/or the Office of the Inspector General.
- Do not send inmate 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 inmate.
- Inmate Trust Fund accounts are monitored for illegal activity and violators are subject to prosecution.