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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. 
Subject: Commissary
Commissary is once a week. It typically takes one week before the newer inmates can get commissary. But it is more related to the "day of the week they are designated", for instance if they come into the institution on a Wednesday and the commissary day for him is on Tuesday, then he'll be able to go the next Tuesday. Also, money in their account must be there in advance.
Subject: Commissary
Unfortunately you cannot. Inmates have privacy rights and unless the inmate tells you, you won't know for sure. We can tell you 100% that there is not a whole lot he can buy that would be of special interest to you. The commissary list has many things you'd find in your local grocery or drug store at slightly higher prices. I will tell you that $100 is a good amount and he's probably buying some tuna, some snacks, maybe some shorts...
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Subject: Commissary
Figure prices to be about 15-20% higher than what it might cost at Walmart or Target. But, it's the only shop in town so the inmates have to shop there. ANy amount of money is like the greatest gift you could send a frined in prison. They will decide what to choose from the long list of food and hygiene items. If you are able, $50 is fantastic. If you can do more, you will really make their month... but...
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