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Old 09-19-2007, 04:22 PM
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Default Prison Canteen, what is it?

What is a prison canteen? What kinds of products are sold there? Do you know the prices. Is it always open. How do the guys pay for the items purchased at the canteen?
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:29 PM
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It is the prison store and most facilities do thier ordering once every two weeks and it is paid for by the money that gets sent to them, the prices vary they sell pretty much everything from soaps to food, paper and lopes pretty much its the only way they can buy anything threw the prison
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:31 PM
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SO, is it the same as commisarry?
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:33 PM
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Default MDOC price list for Commisary/quartermaster

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It is the prison store and most facilities do thier ordering once every two weeks and it is paid for by the money that gets sent to them, the prices vary they sell pretty much everything from soaps to food, paper and lopes pretty much its the only way they can buy anything threw the prison
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Another PTO member is asking where to obtain the MDOC price list on the supplies prisoners can purchase. This is sort of on the same line. Can you help. I know that I have seen this on the site and I thought that I had saved it. I can't find it. Her name is Fishinglady427 if anyone reading this can find it
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Found it, ilovecharles had posted it. I knew it was on here.

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Metered Postage First Class .39
Max order = 10 .................................$.39
Extra metered postage1+oz up to 2 oz.......$.63
Padlock with id# engraved......................6.10
Antacid Liquid x-strength 12oz.................2.95
Metamucil Laxative 13oz.........................4.50
Allergy Tabs 24s..................................1.30
Alka-Seltzer plus 12s.............................5.60
Pain Reliever, Aspirin 100s.....................1.15
Pain Reliever, Ibuprofen(Advil) 50s...........2.20
Pain Reliever(Tylenol) 100s.....................2.00
Pain Reliever(Aleve)..............................5.15
Acne 10 Lotion...............................1.70
Foot Ointment-Tolfnaftate .5oz.............95
Preparation H...................................3.10
Callous Sponge.................................1.80
Shampoo Dandrex.............................2.70
Shampoo(TGEL)................................2.75
Sunscreen......................................... 3.20
Petroleum Jelly Vaseline......................1.75
Shave Cream......................................3.05
Soap.............................................. .$0.75
Toothbrush.......................................$ 0.10
Toothpaste....sensitive..........................3 .25
Soap........ivory 3 bar package..................1.10
Zantac...........................................4 .35
Cough drops.........................$0.75
antacid Rolaids single roll...................$0.75
bug repellant (may-October)..................4.70
Shampoo 8 oz....................$0.95
hair dressing.......................$0.65
Comb........................$0.60
brush, hair w/o handle..................1.30
Lotion 8oz....................................$0.95
Antiperspirant Mennen Speedstick......1.90
Shave creme, brushless...................1.20
Razor 10 pack only...........................1.15
Toothpaste-Colgate.......................2.00
Toothbrush cap..............................$0.15
Denture Adhesive Effergrip.....................3.30
Denture Cleaner.................................2.30
Denture Brush Very small..........................$0.35
Soap Dish...................................$0.30
Shower shoes.....................Med(10ish)2.45
Shower shoes.....................Large(11-13)...2.45
Shower shoes.....................XXL
cotton swabs 90 count.................$0.65
Nail clippers w/o file..................$0.55
Cosmetic/shaving bag...............5.40
Pad-Legal 8.5 X11 white.................$0.60
Paper-Typing 8.5X11 200ct...............3.60
Paper-Carbon Pack 8.5X11............1.00
Envelopes 10 Pack w/return address w/o postage.........................................$0 .30
Big manila envelope 11X15 this item will not be metered by the store................................$0.15
Pen-Bic medium black ink..................$.30
Pencil#2..............................$0.10
Calendar 2006 8X11(max 1)...................1.60
Photo Album-20 max pages................2.15
Batteries AA 4-pk...........................2.05
Batteries AAA 4-pk..........................2.05
Playing cards...............................1.75
sunglasses (max 1).........................3.00
Tumbler with lid 22oz (max 1).............$0.30
Mirror (max 1)...............................1.50
Tobacco-Bugler pouch....................1.75
Tobacco-Bugler Big 6oz Bag.............12.20
Rolling Papers(skins).........................$0.40
Matches- Box/50 (max 1 box)..............$0.70
Marlboro Cigs...................................5.50
Newport Cigs..............................5.35
Coffee-keefe Freeze Dried 3 oz......2.45
Orange Drink mix.......................1.50
Cocoa 10 oz........................1.35
Creamer 8oz.......................................$0.90
Cooloff sugar free drink 10pk......................$0.90
Powdered milk.................................2.40
L Deb Nutty bars (max 5 combined).............1.25
L deb Granola Bars(max 5 combined)..........1.90
Vanilla Wafers 16oz (max 2)....................1.50
Milky way candy bar.......................$0.60
Snickers candy bar...........................$0.60
Jolly rancher hard candy...............1.50
Sugar free candy (hard)......................$0.70
Digby Snack (student mix).........................1.10
Sugar 12oz (max 2)....................$0.90
Fake sweetener.....................1.20
Granola Cereal (max 1)......................2.05
Beef Salami 5oz...............................1.35
**AS A SIDE NOTE RADIOS ARE $37 plus tax HEADPHONES ARE $11 plus tax, TVS ARE $102 TAX INCLUDED****
Each store order is limited to $25 dollars spending.
This information is taken directly off of a RGC Main & Annex store order form. The form was revised 9/29/06.






Store List given by member ilovecharles. Thank you!
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:54 PM
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Not all stores have the same items. They can all so order things out of catalogs they have in prison.
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Thanks Rule1. I found that list I just thought there was a current one, that is from 2006 when the postage was still .39
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There is a standard store list but every prison has different prices and they don't all carry the same items.
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Yeah, in my boyfriend's facility, they get store every week and the max they can spend in one 'visit' to the store is $47.
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There is a standard store list but every prison has different prices and they don't all carry the same items.
Hey, mabear thank you for the information.
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The prisoner can send you a store list too!
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Default spending commissary

When buying form the store list I know it is said there is a limit to what you can spend. How do you buy your t.v or raidio? Does anyone know about that for R.G.C. can those thing be bought there or not? I tried to find out about rules there but they don't have anything online that I can find. All help I thank you for.
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Unless things have changed significantly since I was there they can get commissary materials during quarantine but the selection is much more limited than what they can get after they reach their final destination.

TV's and radios are ordered off an approved list that should be posted in the housing unit. They submit the order to the ARUS who takes it from there. The cost is deducted from the prisoner's account just like anything else that they buy. The selection is pretty limited. I hear that now they can have color TV's which is a plug. Something I would have liked to have but oh well.
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Does anyone have a list of the canteen items you can get at Nebraska prisons for 2009?? Or know where I can find it at
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Yeah, in my boyfriend's facility, they get store every week and the max they can spend in one 'visit' to the store is $47.
I know Im replying to an old post, but if, for example, they can only spend $47/week, and tvs are $102, how is that accomplished? Or are electronics a separate canteen, than, say the food canteen?
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Electronics are separate from the regular canteen orders. Electronics come from approved vendors and not canteen or "commissary" and thus are a separate issue.

Please note also that the commissary list that is posted is an old one, and the prices are likely much different now. Especially the prices for electronics.
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When my husband ordered his tv, he told me exactly how much it was and I sent a money order marked expressly for that item. I wrote "for tv" on the money order. He ordered his tv, knowing that he had exactly the amount that he needed for that item.

There is a dollar limit for 'store', commissary, whatever it is called where your loved one is, for food and necessities.
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