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Money for dependent child

Information about money to a prisoner to care for a dependent child in jail.

A prisoner may be paid money from a Commonwealth agency for the purpose of caring for a dependent child who is living with them in the prison. This money is additional to the $140 monthly limit that a prisoner may be sent.

These payments are automatically credited to the prisoner's spend account.

If the money is not automatically paid into the prisoner's account and a cheque is sent, the prisoner should organise to have the money placed in an external bank account. If this is not possible, as a last resort, the general manager may authorise the cheque to be placed in the 'withheld' or compulsory savings account.

See '1.5—Dependent's monies' in DCI 4.09 Prisoner monies—Deputy Commissioner's Instructions.

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