Book can be sent to those who are on home detention or have been released on recognizance. For an inmate, see below.
When you send books to the Patriot Mail Project's PO BOX, please make sure to indicate what person it is for. If we do not have a name, we will forward the book(s) to an person chosen randomly.
Below is for the DC jail.
To send mail to an inmate, include the inmate’s name, DCDC Number and the address of the DC Jail. . You can now send money to an inmate through Western Union. There are three easy ways to send money:
Online - Fees are as low as $3.95.* Visit Western Union.
Walk-in cash payments - Fees are as low as $5.95. Call 1(800) 325-6000 or visit Western Union for agent locations.
For phone or walk-in payments, please use this guide when filling in the blue Quick Collect form.
Pay To: DCDOC
Code City: DCGOV
Sender's Account #: Include Inmate # and Inmate Last Name
*If you use a credit card, you may be charged an additional cash advance fee by your credit card company for this service.
**For telephone payments sent from CT, MA, ME, MN or NY, fees are the same as cash with a $3400 limit.
Deposits for commissary accounts may also be mailed in the form of a money order. Do not send cash.
While visiting family/friends via the Department’s Video Visitation Center, you may also make deposits to the inmate’s commissary fund or prepaid telephone account using the Offender Connect kiosk in the waiting area. Deposits can be easily made using cash ($5, $10, $20, $50, and $100), Master Card and Visa credit/debit cards.