If you can’t send money online, you can ask the prison for an ‘exemption’.
Your request may not be granted so don’t send any money to the prison until you have your exemption letter.
Exemptions are only given if it’s your only option to send money to friends and family by post. To keep prisons safe, the governor can withdraw an exemption at any time.
The proof you need to send in with the form
- An account refusal from one of the following: Barclays, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, Co-operative Bank, HSBC Lloyds Banking Group (including Halifax and Bank of Scotland), Nationwide Royal Bank of Scotland (including NatWest and Ulster Bank), Santander, TSB
- Proof that your bank account does not give you access to a debit card or cheque book
- If you live overseas, proof of residence and account refusal from a bank in your country