The Minnesota Department of Corrections partners with JPay to allow offenders to exchange electronic messages with their friends and family members in the community. The community member connects to the system online (www.JPay.com) or by downloading the free JPay mobile app for iPhone and Android. The community member will create an account and select the offender to whom they wish to send the message. Electronic messaging has become a standard form of communication within most homes and it can now be used to help offenders stay connected with their friends and families. Strengthening or re-establishing family ties helps offenders improve the likelihood of successful reentry into the community, thus reducing the potential for recidivism.
Yes, you can correspond with an offender by going to www.JPay.com or by downloading the free JPay mobile app for iPhone and Android. You then complete the free registration process and select the offender(s) with whom you wish to correspond.
You must purchase electronic JPay stamps to send electronic messages. Each electronic message requires one stamp to send, and each stamp costs $0.40. You can purchase stamp packages on JPay.com or the mobile app. There is no charge for the offender(s) receiving the message. There is no limit to the number of electronic messages an offender can receive.
Yes. All electronic messages are subject to monitoring. Electronic messages may not jeopardize the public or the safety, security, or orderly operation of the correctional facility. All messages are screened for words or phrases which may represent a risk to the security of the facility or the safety of the public. Electronic messages not consistent with these restrictions will not be delivered to the inmate.