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How to Deposit Money into an MDC Inmate's Account

Deposit Money in Person at MDC

  • Cash or credit/debit can be used to deposit funds in lobby kiosks
  • Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • If using cash, bring exact amount for deposit only
  • If inmate owes facility money, they will not show up in the kiosk system
  • No money orders accepted
  • Minimum deposit required is $5
  • No change will be given

Deposit Money at 1 Civic Plaza NW (City Hall) 

  • Deposits accepted at the Bernalillo County Treasurer's Office, in the basement
  • Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays only (closed weekends and major holidays)
  • Cash only, minimum $5
  • Need valid government-issued form of ID (driver's license, passport, military ID, etc.)
  • Must verify deposit details before leaving the window; no changes can be made after leaving the window

Money by Mail

  • All money sent through the mail shall be addressed to “MDC Attn: Cash Accounting”
  • Money received can only be in the form of a money order and shall not exceed $100.00 (Western Union also limited to $100.00)
  • All money orders shall be made payable to MDC with the inmate’s name and booking number in the memo section
  • Any money by mail that does not follow the above criteria will be returned to sender
  • Please note that cashier’s checks are not accepted
  • Send to:
    • MDC c/o Cash Accounting
    • 100 Deputy Dean Miera Dr. SW
    • Albuquerque, NM 87151
  • Please allow 5-7 business days to process
  • Cashier's checks, tribal and any non-correctional facility checks (tax returns, income assistance checks, insurance payments/settlements) not accepted

Deposit Money Online 

  • To start the process, go to Access Corrections 
  • Select facility and inmate
  • If inmate owes facility money, they will not show up in the online system
  • All inmate account information is confidential
  • Access Corrections has informed MDC that effective February 18, 2019 their Deposit/Payment Service fees for phone and web deposits will be increasing. Please contact Access Corrections directly at the website above for more information.





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