The Offender Connect website — which is nowadays known as the ConnectNetwork website — makes it possible for you to, among other things, deposit funds into an inmate’s phone account. Those are funds that the inmate can then use to make phone calls, as need arises. Thus, it is through the said ConnectNetwork website, which was previously known as the Offender Connect website, that you can access and make use of Global Tel Link’s (GTL) inmate communication solutions. You are likely to find the service useful if you have a friend or a relative who is in prison, and whom you’d like to maintain contact with by phone.
How to Deposit Funds into an inmate’s phone account using the Offender Connect website
Depositing funds into an inmate’s phone account using the Offender Connect website (which is nowadays known as the ConnectNetwork website) is easy. You start by going to the Offender Connect website/ConnectNetwork website. Once there, you need to log into your account, by entering the user ID and password. If you don’t have an Offender Connect/ConnectNetwork account, first create one, then log in. Once you are logged in, click to indicate that you wish to deposit funds into an inmate’s phone account, and you will be taken through the requisite steps.
Payment options to deposit funds into an inmate’s phone account using the Offender Connect website
To deposit funds into an inmate’s phone account using the Offender Connect/ConnectNetwork website, you can use a Visa or MasterCard credit card. You can also use a Visa or MasterCard debit card. Besides the cards, there are other payment options, like money order, check and Western Union.
Offender Connect inmate phone service options
The phone service option is the one that is referred to as the AdvancePay prepaid phone account service. Under this service, the funds remain in your possession, and the inmate can only use the funds to call you. The second inmate phone service option is the one that is referred to as the ConnectNetwork/OffenderConnect PIN debit prepaid phone account. This is an inmate-managed account: therefore after the deposit, the funds are in the inmate’s phone account, from where the inmate can use the funds to call whoever he/she wants.
Links to get you going
- Offender Connect (nowadays ConnectNetwork website): http://www.offenderconnect.com/
- ConnectNetwork website: https://www.connectnetwork.com/
- OffenderConnect (ConnectNetwork) FAQs: https://www.connectnetwork.com/help/help.jsp