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Subject: Commissary
The commissary lists vary from facility to facility. If you look at this COMMISSARY LIST from a BOP facility, you can see that the prices are not that out of line from a store you'd shop in on the outside. The average weekly amount should never exceed what you can afford. The inmates can survive without extras from the commissary, however, it is really great if you are able to add money and it will definitely help him be more comfortable. We recommend...
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Subject: Commissary
Inmates can get commissary once per week provided they have money on their account. Sometimes, the order is filled same-day, others it 1-2 day from submittal of the order form. Once the inmate goes through orientation, they can make a phone list and begin calling (again, they'll need money on their books).
Subject: Commissary
Yes they do, but you will have to place money on the inmate's acount and the inmate will have to select and buy their own items.
Subject: Commissary
It depends on where they are incarcerated, all commissary lists are different, but similar in the range of available products. Inmates may buy stamps and writing supplies for mailing letters, they can buy snacks and candy or savory foods like tuna, mackerel, salmon, chicken, soups (add hot water), toiletries, grooming aids, dental and hygiene products, sweatshirts and sneakers and various sundries. I was in county, private and federal prison and by far the most important purchase are your headphones and radio....
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Subject: Commissary
Not normally - usually they are bought at the commissary. But since we do not know the prison or jail your inmate is located in, we'd advise you to call the unit secretary at the facility to get their rules on bringing things.
Subject: Commissary
yes, once per week as long as there is money in their account
Subject: Commissary
Inmates can buy longjohns-type shirts or sweatshirts at the commissary.
Subject: Commissary
SCDC sponsors four (4) Inmate Package Programs yearly whereby inmate's family/friends may order various package combinations from Access Securepak for shipment to Leath Correctional. The packages contain a wide variety of snacks, candy, and seafood.  LIMITS: $200 limit applies to food and snacks only Each food item (excluding Ramen) has maximum purchase limit of 12 Ramen Noodles are limited to (4) 24 packs Maximum of 3 hygiene products Multiple orders allowed, but not to exceed the dollar or quantity limits Multiple orders received for an inmate will...
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Subject: Commissary
It depends on the facility. In federal, the amount is $320 per month ($370 in November and December) on commissary items.  This does not include over-the-counter medications, copy cards, or postage stamps. In state prison, the weekly amounts range from $40-60. In the county jails it is about $75 per week. The private prisons like CoreCivic or GEO also allow $75 per week.