Originally posted on Montana Corruption:
The Montana Department of Corrections has expanded to the Montana Women’s Prison its online service that makes it easier for families of inmates to deposit money in the accounts of incarcerated offenders.
The Inmate Trust Account Deposits Service, accessible through a website at http://inmatetrust.mt.gov, launched in April 2011 for inmates at Montana State Prison as pilot project. The department said then it intended to eventually extend the service to other correctional facilities.
The service offers another means for pre-approved family members and other individuals to make deposits into accounts from which inmates can use money to buy personal clothing, hygiene products, over-the-counter medications, TV or music player. The service requires depositors to be approved by officials at the women’s prison.