Send Email

The Minnesota Department of Corrections has a new online email system to help communicate with an offender. The Email system uses JPay. To send an Email to an offender, please visit JPay to create an account and send letters electronically.

Before you can send an Email, you will need the offender's ID number.


Enter an inmate ID to get started
  mobile_app.jpg   Send electronic messages

JPay provides a correctional electronic messaging system you can use to communicate with your loved one in a Minnesota state prison. You can use your computer or smartphone to stay connected!

Faster and more convenient than traditional mail
Available on any computer and the JPay Mobile app
 Just 40 cents a stamp — less than first class postage!
You can attach photos and eCards!

Please note: At this time, your loved one will only be able to reply to your electronic message with regular mail.

Answers to frequently asked questions about JPay Email can be found here.

More Information I 800.574.5729

Send a Videogram

Videograms are 30-second videos that you can record on your computer or smart phone and send to an offender.  The goal of offering this service is to allow offenders to maintain positive community ties with friends and family. Visit for more information on how you can send videograms.

Videograms are reviewed by JPay employees to ensure they meet MN DOC criteria before they are delivered to the offender. Click here to view the videogram rules. If your videogram is rejected, you will not receive a refund.