View Full Version : SOL 2011 Sending Packages, Books, Mags, & Money Question & Info Thread

01-03-2011, 07:04 PM
This is the 2011 SOL Thread for Questions and Answers Only about Sending
Packages, Books, Magazines & Money.


Packages can be sent once a quarter. (If he is still in reception he can't receive packages he can begin receiving them once he is mainlined) There are two different types of packages that can be sent. Quarterly (Quarterly packages consist mainly of food products, toiletries, clothing, shoes.) and Special packages (Special packages consist mainly of electronics. TV, radios.) Both types of Packages must be sent thru a approved vendor. Here is a list of the approved vendors.

Access Securepak
P. O. Box 50028
Sparks, NV 89435-0028
Ph: (800) 546-6283 (

Mikes Better Shoes
1252 Berlin-Haddonfield Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Ph: (800) 431-1911 (

Music by Mail
129 31st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Ph: (718) 369-6982

Packages R Us
2648 East Workman Ave. #424
West Covina, CA 91791
Ph: (866) 303-7787 (

Union Supply Direct
P.O. Box 7006
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220-7006
Ph: (866) 404-8989 (

The Inmate Store
P.O. Box 798
Pine Grove, CA 95665
Ph: (209) 257-4824 (

The Vitamin Outlet
Fitness Systems Mfg. Corp.
P.O. Box 2073
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Ph: (800) 822-9995

1774 Industrial Way
Napa CA 94558
Ph: (800) 660-9255 (

Yellow Ribbon Online
580 N. Beach Street
Fort Worth, TX 76111
Ph: (866) 959-7426 (

The quarters are as follows.

Jan-March 1st quarter,
April-June 2nd quarter,
July-Sept 3rd quarter
and Oct.-Dec 4th quarter


Books and magazines are allowed. They can be ordered from online retailers. Books must be soft covered. Used paperback books are allowed thru a distributor, bookstore that does mail order, or publisher. Books and magazines do not count as a package.


Money can be sent via money order or a money transfer.

When sending a money order please include the inmates name and CDC number and the mail room will take care of it. Money orders can take a couple of weeks to post to the guys account.

When sending money via a money transfer you can use the following site. Doing the transfer this way will be posted to the guys account within a day or two. There is a fee charged by the company to send money. (

If the inmate owes restition then 55% of what you send will be taken out by the prison and applied toward his/her restition.

01-04-2011, 11:38 AM
so you could only send four packages in the whole year?

01-09-2011, 04:06 PM
so you could only send four packages in the whole year?

Yes, they get 1 package per quarter... this is typically food, toiletries, clothing/shoes and music
Also they get 1 special purchase per quarter.... this is TV, radios, typewriters, basically anything electronics and the accessories