setting up phone server and putting m...

setting up phone server and putting money on books

Since: Feb 10

Ketchikan, AK

#1 Feb 5, 2010
In case anyone is still having trouble setting up their phone service to receive calls from hudson or putting money on inmates accounts here's how to do it quickly and easily, the only thing you NEED is the inmate's booking #

for calls:

go to and create a prepaid account, you can add money using your debit/credit card. To set service up over the phone call 1-888-288-9879

money for books:

go to and create an account, again you can add money right onto their books using your debit/credit card. The max amount you can deposit at one time is 300.00 which can be done every 14 days, if you choose to do it this way you can also add 25.00 every day after until the 14 days are up and then deposit another 300. I'm not sure how much the max daily deposit is. To deposit over the phone call 1-866-345-1884

My husband was transferred to hudson 6 days ago and we were able to get this all set up within the 1st 2 days without having to contact the jail once. I hope this is helpful
ashley lehrman

Natchitoches, LA

#2 Oct 1, 2010
I'm glad you can talk to your husband. I have talked to mine in forever. Don't know if he's not getting the letters or if they won't let him call me...i just don't know...because of no contact for so so long...our marriage ended in divorce...though..i still hope he's doing ok...His name is kenneth lehrman...if by chance you hear of him...tell him i said hi...

Anchorage, AK

#3 Nov 12, 2010
Thank you so much for posting this. I was searching forever to find a site that would let me deposit money for phone and books. i am very thanks to you.
Alaska mom

Anchorage, AK

#4 Oct 2, 2012
How expensive are the calls?? Is it like normal long distance or is it some ungodly ridiculous fees they charge??? I sure hope I will be able to talk to my son at least weekly...

Kenai, AK

#5 Oct 23, 2012
The calls are $0.25 per minute. Depending on where son was calling from prior to being transferred to Hudson, it may work out to be cheaper. Also, it's always the same price no matter what time of day he calls instead of with Securus with has 3 different costs depending on the time of the call. And the connection fee is only $0.25 instead of $1.55. Hope that helps.

Valley Stream, NY

#6 Nov 23, 2012
The company I use for inmate phone calls charges $1.33 for 30 minutes. This allows me to speak with my husband on a daily basis. Try it.
#7 Nov 28, 2012
I jus found this site. My ex husband has been in Colorado since earlier this year. He wrote to my daughters a couple of times. But we lost the address. Is there certain times we can talk to the inmates? We live in Alaska.

Cleveland, OH

#8 Nov 29, 2012
This is my first time on the forum. I just found out tonight that my loved one is on his way to Hudson. I'm anxious to learn anything I can about mail rules, phone rules, conditions, what property they are allowed to have, etc.

For others in Alaska, there is a big move of about 100 prisoners going on right now. They are gathering at Goose Creek before all heading for Hudson.

Strange as they are supposed to have all the prisoners back in Alaska by September 2013.

Thanks for any information you have to share.

Tacoma, WA

#9 Dec 7, 2012
thank you soo much for posting this
Marie Alexander

Anchorage, AK

#10 Dec 31, 2012
Like the song says, "There are strange things done in the midnight sun" I think DOC is trying to use up the excess money before the fiscal year end. I wonder if honesty ever was the best policy. The love of money has this world in a mess.

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