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There are no current online services for Cuyahoga County Jail, they only accept money for an inmate "in person" - you can't even mail in a money order. This is not a normal practice, usually Western Union is available for putting money on the books for inmates.Read more
Any money deposited in your commissary account that goes unused is returned to you upon release.Read more
We do not have a current copy of the ADC commissary list. There are some current commissary lists that we have listed for the federal prisons which include the prices. You should access these examples and consider them very accurate because the prices are not that different as the prisons buy their goods from one or two suppliers. There is a standardization that creates a “resale pricing guide” to fit an inmate’s budget constriction. The first month is the mostRead more
You have to put money on his commissary account through Western Union and it gets ordered - which takes a week or so. Black and white is about $100, color is $250-300. They do count against commissary spending but not the entire amount for one month.Read more
Smoking has been banned in just about every facility. There are still some county jails here and there that sell tobacco products on their commissary but there are very few. Cigarettes are a major "black market" item that can sell for one dollar to $20.00 per cigarette depending upon the custody level of the prison.Read more
Commissary prices are pretty close to the price of goods on the street. Inmates are restricted in their spending and county jails are usually $50-75/week. If you want to see a sample commissary list go to Federal Correctional Institution - Loretto Low and click on the commissary list for that facility in additional information.Read more
No, commissary is for the inmates inside the prison.Read more
We are working with Western Union to have ALL the prisons and jails available. Today, Talbot County only takes money orders mailed into their system but with this request and others, we will endeavor to get this rectified. You can still send books, newspapers and magazines through InmateAid and believe me, he will LOVE the reading materials you send him from the outside.Read more
Most prisons DO have kosher meals, especially at the federal level and if they don't you can contact the Aleph Institute in Miami Beach to arrange for them to get them set up. For the commissary food items, there are limitations to what a "kosher registered inmate" may select from.Read more
There are items that span from clothing and shoes, to food and drink, to over-the-counter medical supplies and personal hygiene items. Typically there is one day designated for shopping. Remember that the commissary is a privilege and inmates may be subject to revocation for incident reports. For a more complete list, go to InmateAid's Commissary Information page.Read more