Why Commissary is Important
Posted 12/17/2014 by Mark Miclette
Commissary funds are deposited to an inmate’s account so he or she can purchase personal hygiene items, stationery supplies and snacks. Some lists also offer clothing, electronics, books and phone cards, among other things.
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What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?
Posted 10/29/2014 by Mark Miclette
Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduc...
5 Steps to Mailing Commissary Money to a Federal Inmate
Posted 8/10/2014 by Mark Miclette
In addition to these five steps below, keep in mind that when you mail the commissary funds, they must go through the United States Postal Service. You cannot use Federal Express, United Parcel or other similar services.
Know where to se...
Using Commissary to Improve a Workout Diet
Posted 6/3/2014 by Mark Miclette
Prison food is notoriously bad. Not only does it lack decent flavor, it also contains very few nutrients, minerals and other valuable resources for your body. If someone you know is working out in prison, they are going to want to supplement the pris...
Sending a Commissary MoneyGram to a Federal Inmate
Posted 5/31/2014 by Mark Miclette
Sending commissary funds to a federal inmate through the post office can cause delays. Try these five steps to get it there with a MoneyGram.
Be sure he is actually at the federal prison. The federal system can take weeks and even mo...
How Does Commissary Work?
Posted 11/24/2013 by Mark Miclette
Commissary is the system your loved one uses to buy items for personal use while incarcerated. Things available for purchase include: personal hygiene items, clothing, stationary, snacks, cards and electronics. In some cases, you can go to the faci...