CDCR Trust Deposits FAQ
What is a trust account?
A trust or commissary account, also known as an inmate’s “Trust Fund” or “putting money on your inmate’s books,” is an account that you can deposit money into where an inmate can then buy items such as food, clothing and other products.
What is the definition of a commissary account?
A commissary account is the same as a trust account, or Trust Fund, which allows your inmate to buy things like food, products and clothing.
What’s the difference between a Trust Fund and a commissary account?
A Trust Fund is the same thing as a commissary account and allows inmates to buy things like food, products and clothing.
How do I put money in an inmate’s Trust Fund?
To learn how to put money in your inmate’s Trust Fund, go here.
How do I send money to an inmate?
To learn how to deposit money online for your inmate, specifically for their Trust account, go here.
What is the cheapest way to send money to an inmate?
Depending on the facility, there might be several payment vendors and more than one way to send money to an inmate. To find the cheapest way to deposit into their Trust Fund account, click here.
What does CDCR stand for?
CDCR stands for “California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.”