If you are new to using Corrlinks, there may be some questions in your mind about using this service. One of the questions which may come to your mind may be about adding money to your Corrlinks account. How to do that?
Adding Money to My Corrlinks Account
We looked for some information about how to add money to our Corrlinks account, and the information that we got is about putting money on your phone for a federal inmate and putting money on a federal inmate’s books and we found the information about it on Answers To All site.
How are the steps to put money on our phone for a federal inmate? To do that, friends and family need to visit ConnectNetwork or they can call 800.483.8314 to be able to set up an AdvancePay account. They also can buy phone minutes for an inmate’s PIN debit account by making an Offender Phone account through ConnectNetwork.com.
Now, how do we put money on federal inmates’ books? To do that, you can call 1-800-Call-CASH and then you have to follow the prompts and you have to give the requested information. The correctional facility name, inmate’s name, inmate’s account number and the send amount will be needed by you. At last, you have to save your tracking number (MTCN) as proof of payment.
That’s the information that we have about putting money on our phone for a federal inmate and putting money on a federal inmate’s books. We cannot find the information about adding money to our Corrlinks account. To know the information about it, you are able to contact Corrlinks to get assistance.
Is Using Corrlinks Free?
You may wonder whether we have to pay for using the service of Corrlinks or not. Well, if you are sending messages to an inmate at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, you do not have to pay to use Corrlinks. However, if the inmate is in other agencies, you have to pay and the costs are on an agency by agency basis.
This thing is also explained in the FAQ page of Corrlinks website. It is explained that charges for using Corrlinks site are based upon agreements with Correctional agencies. Corrlinks will not charge the public for messages from or to inmates who reside at facilities which are operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons or CoreCivic (CCA). The fee for messages from or to inmates who reside at facilities which are operated by State DOC including Wisconsin, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nevada and Oklahoma and ICE facilities (Farmville) is per the rates which are approved by the respective agency.
Can We Send Money to Inmates through Corrlinks?
You are allowed to send money with Corrlinks as long as the corrections agency supports this feature.
If My Message is Denied, Will We Get Refund?
It is the same as any other letter which is mailed to the inmates at an institution, the fee to send a letter is the cost of transporting the message to the facility. So, it means that if the institution denies a letter, there will not be a fee which will be refunded.
The Inmate Is No Longer at the Facility, Will We Get the Refund of Our Balance?
If the inmate that you usually contact is no longer at the facility, you will get the refund of your balance. It is as explained in the FAQ section of Corrlinks website that if all inmates in your address book have been released from Crosslinks’s subscribing institutions, you may be able to request a cancellation of your account and a refund of your remaining balance. Then, Corrlinks will issue the refund to your credit card in 48 hours.
If There Is a $1.01 Charge On My Credit Card Statement, What is It?
You may see that there is a $1.01 charge on your credit card statement. Well, do not be panicked because depending on your credit card provider, you may see a temporary $1.01 authorization charge on your statement and this authorization is processed by Corrlinks’s credit card processor with an aim to validate the account and it is removed in 3 to 4 business days automatically.
How to Send Messages in Corrlinks?
The main function of Corrlinks is to communicate with an inmate by sending messages. So, the question is, how to send a message in Corrlinks? If you want to send a message in Corrlinks, you are able to follow the steps below as a guide.
- The first thing that you have to do is to login to the official website of Corrlinks at www.corrlinks.com.
- After you log in, the next thing that you have to do is to select on Mailbox.
- After that, you have to select on New Message.
- In the location which says ‘select to add recipients’, you have to select on the mouse and then you must put a check in the box beside the inmate’s name.
- Now, you have to select on OK.
- In this step, you have to type in a subject and message.
- At last, select on the Send button.
About Text Service at Corrlinks
The text service at Corrlinks permits Corrlinks emails to be delivered and received directly to phones that do not have data plans. Now, it is only compatible with four carriers and those are Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T. This is an optional premium service and if you use this Text service, you will have to enter a credit card to make the payment. Besides, you will also be required to enter your phone number and carrier on initial setup. It is important for you to note that a phone number is only able to be associated with one active Corrlinks account.
Do you want to use this Text Service? If you want to use this service, you have to make sure that the inmate needs to be a valid or active contact and all other rules pertaining to emailing inmate contacts will still apply.
So, you want to contact an inmate by using this service? You can access Corrlinks now.