The Department of Corrections parters with JPay to issue Debit Release Cards to individuals being released from all state correctional institutions. Debit release cards are easy to use, completely secure and MasterCard branded. Only the cardholder sees the actual 16-digit card number. Cardholders have immediate access to the funds as the cards are active immediately once they are issued. There is 24/7 customer support by calling 866-777-5729 or using their online service. Cards are accepted nationwide and internationally anywhere MasterCard is taken. The cards are fee-free when used in the Allpoint ATM network. The only fee is a $2.99 monthly fee after 90 days of no activity on the card.

Individuals being released from a state correctional institution will be notified of the nearest Allpoint ATM to their SCI upon release, and can search online for additional locations.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. However, once they receive the release card, the individual can request a check by calling the toll-free number on the back of the card.

No. The funds would have to be withdrawn from the card and they would have to be deposited into their bank account.

Yes, money can be added to a release card via Greendot for a small fee.

Yes. $10,000 per card (maximum balance). Please see the cardholder agreement for details on certain load limits.

It is recommended to hold onto the card for 30-45 days in case additional funds need to be added.

No. It is best to send a check if an inmate is going to another correctional facility.

Yes. The individual must contact JPay to do this. However, once the card is turned into a personal card, the institution can no longer add or subtract funds from the original temporary card.