Commissary

Why Commissary is Important

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.

A Relief from Hunger

Inmates are typically fed two to three meals a day. The ingredients are high in calorie and carbohydrate content but not very tasty. The other problem is, in some jails… Read more

Commissary

What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

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 deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees.

Commissary Items: While the jail provides very basic life necessities for inmates, a commissary

Commissary

5 Steps to Mailing Commissary Money to a Federal Inmate

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.

Step 1

Know where to send it. All federal commissary money must be sent to a central post office box. From there, it will be processed so that your loved one… Read more

Commissary

How Does Commissary Work?

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 facility website and see what is on the commissary list and how much each item costs.

County Jails

  • Most jails accept mailed or delivered money orders for your loved