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09-18-2012, 07:22 PM
Dear all,

Finally, it looks as though we will be able to send care packages to our loved ones in TDCJ. :thumbsup:

To make the sharing of information a little bit easier, I have created this new sub-forum for us to use on PTO.

We have been told that the eCommDirect service will become operational on 25th September 2012.

This is the link to the eCommDirect service:

If we all share what information and experiences we have with this new venture, it may help others to make the best use of the service.
Please use this new forum for any discussion about Texas Care Packages.

Many thanks,


10-31-2012, 08:37 PM
Lastest from TDCJ site:


eCommDirect - Offender Commissary Purchases

The TDCJ Commissary and Trust Fund Department has initiated an on-line program where friends and family may purchase up to $50 of commissary items every calendar quarter for eligible offenders. The items available for purchase include the top 100 selling items which include snacks, hygiene products, correspondence supplies as well as some new packaged items. The amount purchased will not affect the amount that offenders may spend on commissary items from funds deposited in their inmate trust fund account. In addition to offenders on commissary restriction, offenders in General Population and State Jail levels 4 and 5, Protective Custody levels 5 and 6 and Administrative Segregation levels 2 and 3, are not eligible to receive commissary purchases through this program.
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Implementation of the on-line purchase program will be phased in over the next 30 days, with the Region I offenders at the following units able to participate in this program effective October 31, 2012: Byrd, Duncan, Eastham, Ellis, Estelle, Ferguson, Goodman, Goree, Holliday, Huntsville, Lewis, Polunksy, and Wynne.
Throughout November, we will update the status of the participating facilities as the program is expanded to all units.

Announcement here: