Texas Inmate Care Packages (eCommDirect) - General Q&AUse this forum to discuss Texas Inmate Care Packages (eCommDirect service). If you have a question about or want to discuss these issues in a specific facility, please visit that facility's subforum in the Texas forum.
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.
The PTO Pumpkin Hunt
Help us find the Great Pumpkin who has hidden himself somewhere on PTO
On the 30th October at 10pm (Central US time) we will be posting the first clue in our PTO Pumpkin Hunt
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.
Website Link: www.texas.gov/eCommDirect
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.