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02-13-2006, 12:03 AM (Online listing of canteen items)

Mission Statement

The mission of Canteen Services is to provide work and self-improvement opportunities to assist in successful community reintegration, to provide high quality, fairly priced merchandise and services to the inmate population in an efficient and profitable manner, aid in the maintenance of a secure environment, and to reduce reliance on taxpayer provided funds for inmate recreational, educational and social benefit expenditures.

The canteen program is a state-of-the-art system that has integrated the Department of Corrections Information Systems (DCIS) to become a very efficient and profitable entity while providing jobs for inmates. This system is designed to be cooperative with all facilities and the dynamic design consistently serves and benefits the many stakeholders.

The Canteen Program was developed in 1987. Orders within the Program are similar to a catalog mail order system and managed electronically. The orders are inspected for accuracy, packaged into clear tamper proof plastic bags, and delivered to each facility.

Each inmate has a weekly opportunity to order from the Canteen, with restrictions applied based upon their custody level. A catalog of permanent property items, Faith Group items and a cosmetic catalog (for women only) is available to inmates on a once-per-month order basis. Delivery of catalog orders is similar to regular canteen orders. Approximately 41,000 orders are processed monthly.

02-05-2012, 10:36 AM
does anyone know the deadline for the next coinmate package from union supply direct? I know there will be a spring package to order stuff for an inmate ...but I don't know when

10-03-2012, 08:10 PM
Can we buy from canteen or do we have to send Jpay the money and they buy

10-03-2012, 08:15 PM
Can we buy from canteen or do we have to send Jpay the money and they buy

You have to use Jpay then they have to order their canteen.

10-03-2012, 08:21 PM
Can we buy from canteen or do we have to send Jpay the money and they buy

It would be nice if we could do that. We can order quarterly packages for our LO. The next one will be the holiday package. Should be coming out early November.