Mailing a Money Order

To send a money order for deposit into an inmate’s account you must mail it to the trust fund address.  In the upper left hand corner you need to print the sender’s name and address.

Send to:

The first line should have Bexar County Adult Detention Center on it.  They will probably take B.C.A.D.C. but if it were me I would spell it out here since it is the first line.

The second line needs to say Inmate Trust Fund.

The third and fourth lines will be the address that all trust fund money is directed to.

Mailing a Money Order.

Envelopes not addressed correctly will usually be returned to the sender.

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  • Corina  On January 24, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I see where it tells you how to fill out the information on the outside of the envelope, but what information is required on the Money Order once purchased??

    • admin  On January 25, 2011 at 7:26 am

      You are in the mailing section. Go to the section titled Money for Commissary. The last two links are what you need. One is on how to fill out the money order and the other is on how to fill out the envelope (which also shows up in the mailing section).

  • Vanessa  On May 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    How long does it usually take the inmate to receive the money thur money order?

    • admin  On May 3, 2012 at 5:17 am

      Vanessa – Once the Banking department gets it, it is processed within the day. Getting it is more often the problem. If you mailed it you have to wait for the post office to deliver it. If you did not fill it out correctly then it will be returned to you. You could give the Banking department a call to make sure they received the money order. You can contact them at 210-335-6287. They are a 24/7 office.

  • rlacosta  On June 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    is there a fee assessed with this as there is with all the other options?

    • admin  On June 6, 2012 at 6:59 am

      rlacosta – There is no fee if you use a money order to add funds to an inmate’s commissary account. The jail does not charge a processing fee.

  • sarah  On February 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Do they take any money out that i send?

    • admin  On February 19, 2013 at 3:46 am

      Sarah – If you use the kiosk or online, money is taken out because those are handled by a private company. If you send or take a money order to the Banking department they do not charge because it is done by employees.

  • Roni  On March 10, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    If i send some money by money order, how long does it take for the inmate to have the money on his account? It was sent on 3-8-13…

    • admin  On March 14, 2013 at 12:27 am

      Roni – Once the jail gets it, it will be in his account within 24 hours. The rest depends on the Post Office.

  • Vanessa  On March 20, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    How can they know which inmate to give the money to?

    • admin  On March 22, 2013 at 12:23 am

      Vanessa – Each individual gets a unique identification number referred to as their sid number. The sid number will be required for pretty much everything the inmate does or gets including money.

  • shea  On April 23, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Easy to find on the web. Very simple and very helpful. Much appreciated. Thanx.

    • admin  On May 2, 2013 at 2:12 am

      Shea – Thank you.

  • Ruth  On May 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    How can i know how much money an inmate has in his account.

    • admin  On May 14, 2013 at 1:13 am

      Ruth – You can’t. That is his personal information. He can tell you if he chooses.

  • heather  On August 31, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Is a money gram the same thing as money order

    • admin  On September 1, 2013 at 1:29 am

      Heather – A money gram is an electronic transfer.

  • MzCarr  On September 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I just wanted to say Thank you for answering all these questions. I have a good friend that is now in Bexar County. So all this is new to me. I want to send her money but everything charges fees. I am glad that you take the time to answer these questions. I had some of the same ones.

    I am mailing with a postal money order. Most secure money order and I want my friend to get every bit that I send her.

    Again, thanks for the site!

  • Stacy  On December 21, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Sorry but if I can also find out about sending him commissary please. Thank you

    • admin  On January 8, 2014 at 1:30 am

      Stacy – You cannot send commissary but you can add money to his commissary account so he can buy what he wants. Another option is to order a care package from iCare. To add money to commissary go to our category “Money For Commissary”. There are multiple options there. To order an iCare package go to our “Special Programs” category. Once there click on the link “Food Gift Packages – iCare” to go to their website.

  • jme  On March 20, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    My fiance has been sentenced, what does JAL mean? It says location:jal

    • admin  On March 25, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      JME – Jail.

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