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Information on Sending Jodi Arias Money, Cards

Jodi Arias

Jodi Arias is now locked up in solitary confinement 23 hours/day, in violation of our 8th Amendment rights against cruel and unusual punishment – Click to enlarge

Due to popular request and advice to fellow Occupiers, it’s important to note that Occupy is not a “pro-Jodi” or “pro-prosecution” website — nor is Occupy a website about one particular case.  Nevertheless, Occupy has been inundated with requests asking on how to donate money or send pictures to inmate Jodi Arias.

Occupy never recommends sending money to a 3rd party (including Occupy) to send to Jodi herself.  Occupy sees no sense in sending to someone in the hopes they’ll send it to the person you’re intending to send it to.  Occupy believes in transparency.  If you’d like to send money, cards, or pictures to Jodi Arias, here is the information you’ll need in order to do so.

Money mailed into inmates may be in an envelope addressed to the jail and must state the inmates name and booking number.

Estrella Jail – Maricopa County
Jodi Arias #P458434
Estrella Jail
2939 W. Durango
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Estrella will not accept letters.  You are only allowed to send a postcard. If you wish to send pictures, you may then do so using an envelope, but Jodi is only allowed 5 pictures at a time in her cell (which is barbaric).  So in order for Jodi to accept your picture, she would have to throw away one of the 5 pictures she currently has in her cell, where she’s locked in 23 hours per day, in direct violation of the United States Constitution’s 8th Amendment protecting the accused and/or convicted against cruel and unusual punishment.

How to send Jodi Arias money, pictures, or postcards

How to send Jodi Arias money, pictures, or postcards – Click to enlarge

How to Place Money on the Books of an Inmate:
Money mailed into inmates may be in an envelope addressed to the jail and must state the inmates name and booking number. “FOR DEPOSIT ONLY” must be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope, and be sure to include the “Return Address” on the mailing envelope.  A person may also place money on an inmate’s “money account” books by presenting a Cashier’s Check (official check), a U.S. Postal or a Western Union money order with the inmates’ name and booking number to the visitation officer during the regular visiting hours. The person needs proper and current identification. Inmate funds are accepted at any Sheriff’s Office jail for deposit via the touch pay kiosks located in the jail visitation lobbies.

Wet, soiled, or altered forms of money will be rejected.  You must provide the inmates name and MCSO booking number. Touchpay kiosks currently accept Visa/Mastercard and funds are usually posted within 1 hour to the inmate’s account. There is a fee for this service.

In addition to the payment kiosks, deposits can be made via telephone, the Internet, or at select retail locations.

For additional information or to find retail locations where you can make a cash deposit, visit: www.touchpaydirect.com/locator.

(source: Maricopa County Jail Family Information)

Jason Weber
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Comments

  1. LeahLeah says

    Thank you for the information, Jason! Just want to emphasize one point– the jail will only accept US Postal or Western Union Money Orders or I think it will be mailed back to you. I made this mistake.

    She’s only allowed 5 pictures at a time? You’re right, it IS barbaric. How is a picture dangerous to other inmates? Is there a size limit on these pictures too? Also, what about books, magazines? In her letter to me she seems very interested in a range of topics, so she’s eager to read books. She did mention once that her cell is smaller than Travis’ closet.

  2. LinderF says

    Why is it “barbaric” to have rules for convicted murderers/prisoners, such as only allowed 5 photo’s? Or being confined to their cell for 23 hours/day? i am SURE that if, God forbid, one of your loved ones were to be murdered and the accused murderer was found guilty of that murder, that you wouldn’t think the rules of prison would be so “barbaric”, now would you?

    • says

      LInda – what if one of your loved ones was wrongfully arrested? Remember people in jail are presumed to be innocent – what would think if your child was locked up for five year? I think you might have a different opinion about jail conditions in that case.

        • myloridarlin says

          But there are many who ARE wrongfully convicted, you can find exonerations weekly in the news, or haven’t you been watching anything but Nancy Grace?

          • LindaFromNewYork says

            While there may be many who are wrongfully convicted, Arias is not one of them, in my opinion, and obviously the opinion of the jury. I watched the trial in it’s entirety online and not on any HLN station. I cannot stand Nancy Grace. The first words out of “Jodi believers” mouths…is to say the non-Jodi-believer has been watching HLN/Nancy Grace, when in fact, it is because WE watched the trial and based on the evidence presented in the courtroom and Arias’ disasterous 18 days on the stand.

          • myloridarlin says

            Guess what, LindaFromNewYork? I think Jodi Arias killed that man in cold, cold blood. But that was not my point was it?

          • LindaFromNewYork says

            What exactly was your point? You said “But there are many who ARE wrongfully convicted. Wasn’t it Jodi Arias being discussed?

          • myloridarlin says

            Lady, you missed my point? You just repeated it. “But there are many who ARE wrongfully convicted”. The emphasis on the word “ARE” would tend to leave Arias out, don’t you think? My opinion of Jodi Arias aside, about 10% (that would be more than 200,000) of people imprisoned in the US are INNOCENT. Innocent men have been executed here. Yet it is fine by you that prisons are barbaric. I am SURE that if someone you loved was wrongfully convicted, you wouldn’t be quite so gleeful about the Barbarism. Got a clue now?.

          • LindaFromNewYork says

            I do think it is horrible that there ARE innocent people in prison. That is the the hole, I guess, in our justice system. ALL criminals say they are innocent. It is terrible that the one’s who really are are languishing in cells in the prison system. Our system is not perfect. This article saying is is BARBARIC to only being able to have 5 photo’s in your jail cell is ridiculous. 23 hours a day? Well that is the rule of that jail for this convicted murderer. Should prisoners reside in condo’s by the ocean, get spa treatment? Or should they be locked on cells far away from society where they could not behave as normal citizens..not murdering or committing other crimes? They get 3 squares and a roof over their head. They are not being waterboarded or tortured. It IS horrible for the 10% you said are innocent.

          • Jodi who says

            I’m with you all the way Linda. There are innocent people in prison. What is barbaric is that there is soooo much evidence that Jodi is guilty that it’s rediculious. There are some people in this world that would go for the guilty no matter who that guilty party is. I go for evidence and prosecution has all the evidence needed. And prosecution didn’t look for it on Wiki pages either.

          • dapper says

            Even if she murdered this young man she is still a human being and should be treated as one.

          • says

            You have not the first idea what prison is, I personally agree with you, who cares if only 5 pictures are allowed? But there is no room for a “hole” in a judicial system where prosecutors are more interested in conviction rates than truth seeking. It causes several problems, not the least of which is that an innocent person is ripped out of their life and thrown into a nightmare. It also means the real criminal is still out there, somewhere. That’s a damn big hole in my eyes.

          • says

            Well-stated, mylori! Prosecutors are in bed with the prison lobby and it’s all about “winning”, profit, and job security. Thanks for your post!

            ~ Jason

          • says

            One more thing, I don’t know what you think you know, but I can assure you that ALL criminals do not insist they are innocent. Can you give me your source on that? Because I don’t think ALL prisoners have been polled or a study done as to that “fact”. In truth, many readily admit their guilt, many are truly remorseful and they are just trying to survive their time in prison and get home to their family’s. Your assumption is outrageous and btw, sounds just like something that idiot Nancy Grace would say.

          • Coz Mo says

            10%!? You couldn’t find 10 total people incarcerated in the entire US that are wrongfully convicted!

          • says

            You serious, Mo? There have been over 300 exonerated from death row in the last decade — and that’s just death row! If that many on death row can prove their innocence (isn’t that backwards?), there are obviously others on death row who are/were innocent and just don’t have the resources to prove it; see Cameron Todd Willingham (he’s dead now — Texas murdered him, but he was innocent).

            Again, this is just death row … imagine how many people in general population aren’t guilty of what they were charged with, and our prosecution-friendly judicial system screwed ‘em over. Or imagine how many inmates were forced to accept a plea bargain, but did so out of fear, knowing that — even though they’re innocent — going to trial in our judicial system is a major roll of the dice.

            ~ Jason

      • Coz Mo says

        Wrongful arrest is a red herring. Kind of like losing your insurance due to a pre-existing condition. For all practical purposes, it barely exists, far less than 1% of all arrests, and insured with a pre-existing condition. Just because someone beats a rap, doesn’t mean that they were wrongfully arrested. Just because someone says, “Maaan, I don’t know nuffum!”, it does not constitute wrongful arrest. While at one time, particularly in the South, there were plenty of wrongful arrests and prosecutorial misconduct, in today’s world, with all the techno mumbo jumbo, guilt and innocence of violent crimes is fairly clear cut. Go visit jail some time, show me an innocent man or woman.

  3. Coz Mo says

    What kind of leftist, ACLU, bathering crap is the 5 photo limit and 23 hour cell policy. Try reading the transcript of what she did to the victim. Currently, jail is not hard enough on inmates, which in part explains the recitivism rate.