JPay’s Email service provides a way for friends and family to write electronic letters to their incarcerated loved ones. Most inmates receive their email within 24 to 48 hours, and many can respond electronically as well. Because inmates do not have access to the Internet, JPay’s email service works a little differently than your email program at home. Inmates receive their email according to a schedule set by their facility, and emails are subject to the same screening and delivery rules that apply to traditional mail.
To send or receive Emails you need a JPay.com account, a computer with Internet access, the inmate's ID, and virtual JPay stamps.
Like regular postage stamps, every Email you send requires a JPay stamp. The longer the Email, the more stamps you will need to successfully send it. Attachments, photos and VideoGrams also require additional stamps .
One virtual JPay stamp will let you type up to 6000 characters, which is the equivalent of about 6 pages of handwriting. The cost of stamps varies according to the facility; some facilities offer stamp subscriptions. Stamp prices can be viewed by going to JPay.com and clicking on “Prison Search.”
You can send an Email to an inmate by following these 3 simple steps:
If you don’t see the Email tab once you’ve logged into your JPay.com account, it is usually due to one of the following:
A list of prior stamp purchases can be viewed by clicking “Purchase History” under the Email tab on JPay.com. You can also send a request to support@JPay.com
Depending on the facility, for the price of one extra stamp you will be able to attach a photo to your Email
With very few exceptions, inmates read and reply to your Emails via the JPay inmate kiosks conveniently located inside their living units.
We deliver the content to the inmate exactly as it was provided to us. If the photo is too small or too large, please use a photo editor before you attach it to your Email.
Yes, except for inmates incarcerated in the state of Texas.
You will get a notification on your JPay.com account that you have received Emails.
You can send an unlimited amount of emails to your inmate(s).
A VideoGram is a 30 second video clip that you can send to an inmate as an attachment to an Email. VideoGrams are created with a webcam and microphone from your personal computer.
To purchase a VideoGram please open a JPay.com account, Click on the video Tab and follow the prompts.