Sneakers are a real commodity in prison. Commissary sells sneakers and other shoe "upgrades" like boots, etc. The charges range from $50-125. There is also a "secondary market" where inmates sell used shoes either from inmates that have upgraded theirs or when someone is released as they departing inmates oftentimes symbolically leave their shoes behind.
Inmates shop at the commissary normally once per week. You can place money on their boks using the various inmate money transfer companies. There is either a weekly or monthly maximum spend limit ($75/wk - $340/mo). You cannot normally shop for them unless the facility has an arrangement with a vendor that sells commissary baskets. You would have to check with the exact facility to see if they have a company for you to contact.
Can you send a book of stamps to an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville Tennessee?
No, you will have to put money on his commissary account. The inmate may buy stamps there.
Please call Access Securepak directly at 855-768-0785 you can order once a quarter.
I put money on my friends commissary account but he was released the same day, but the card they gave him didn't have the money I put on his account. How and when does he get that money that remained on his account?
He has to contact the business office of the facility. Simply call there and ask politely what the procedure is to get the remaining balance left in their commissary account.
In most facilities, tehre are no limits to the money in an inmate trust account. There is a limit on what the inmate is allowed to spend. The limit about $350 per month depending on the system they are in. If an inmate owes restitution in his case, any money deposited in their trust account is fair game for the Court to take a percentage until the debt is settled.
Roxbury Correctional Institute- How does commissary work there? If I send my money to my husband can he only buy big things like tv's once a month, once a week or how often? How often are inmates allowed to go to commissary? I know in Balto City Jail you made an order on Thursday and got it on Sunday. My husband said he can only buy his tv & clothes once every 6 months? Thank u!
The inmates are allowed commissary once a week. The larger ticket items like TVs take up a huge percentage of the monthly spending allowed, so they have six month periods where the inmate can "overspend" to get these more expensive purchases and still get regular commissary.
what federal prisons can the imates purchase those tablets to where they can download music check emails etc. also what federal prisons are able to allow inmates to do the video visitation where loved ones can sit at home when unable to go visit them, how much does it cost. been told it costs $10-15 per 30 minutes and you have to be on their vistor list in order to do so. please help me is this true what is the process to do this
We are not 100% sure about the level this tablet pilot program is. We know that it's experimental but not available everywhere. There is no video visitation that we know of in federal. The email program is called Corrlinks, it is available at all institution in the BOP. It is a "closed email environment", where the email are on a 2-3 hour delay as they are screened for content.
Once per week. SHU inmates have an abbreviated commissary list and a lower spending limit.