Georgia Department of Corrections
James E. Donald, Commissioner

Director of Public Affairs
Joan Heath

Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772

For Immediate Release

Georgia Department of Corrections Now Offers Western Union

Atlanta – The Department of Corrections and Western Union are working together to provide state probationers in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit a new method for paying their court-ordered fines, fees and restitution.  Probationers have the option of paying these monies via cash at Western Union® Agent locations across Fulton County versus mailing or hand delivering it to their probation office.  Offenders will have approximately 1100 locations to pay and can call 1-800-325-6000 or visit for a nearby participating Agent location. They can also pay using their credit or debit card by visiting

This is currently being piloted in 4 locations and will be available to all facilities in the near future.

The Department of Corrections is the fifth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and over 150,000 probationers.  It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 15,000 employees.