It doesn’t matter if Jacques is currently cut off from his bank accounts. Jacques probably doesn’t even have cash on him.
But the promise of Money is enough to sway the hearts of men. And Jacques can promise a lot of money.
Besides, with the shady stuff Jacques does, unregistered bank accounts is probably the least of what he has open to him.
And if the promise doesn’t work, his outfit probably costs more than a month’s salary for a guard.
As for Watts, you hit it right on the money. He has no hacking power without a computer.
How long do you think it would take him to find a computer in feckin’ Atlas?
I give it five minutes. Tops. Hell, if they have to assault a guard on the way out, that’s an immediate computer get: the guard might have scrolls, and their helmets likely have screens on the inside (because they certainly don’t have eyeholes).
Now, I’m not actually saying they will aid in the escape. Honestly, I doubt an escape will even happen. But they do have skills that would be conducive to an escape.
If only Robyn and Qrow would be willing to let them escape. Because while I doubt they approve of the brutality we see the guards inflicting on Watts in the trailer, they’re also very aware that those two men are dangerous and likely to cause even more havoc if they’re let out. There’s a definitely moral choice there.