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How can you send a care package to a TDCJ inmate?

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Friends and family members can purchase and send care package items to a Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate through the eCommDirect website. Inmates must meet eligibility requirements in order to receive care package items, according to the eCommDirect website.

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Friends and family members can utilize the eCommDirect website to send up to $60 worth of commissary goods to TDCJ inmates every quarter, notes eCommDirect. Not all inmates are eligible for the service, including those on commissary restrictions, Protective Custody levels 5 and 6 and General Population and State Jail levels 4 and 5, among others. Review eligibility on the eCommDirect website.

To send a TDCJ inmate care package items:

  1. Visit the website
  2. Visit the eCommDirect website connected to the Texas.gov website and agree to the site's terms and conditions.

  3. Search for an inmate
  4. Search for the desired inmate with their Offender ID and last name.

  5. Review the catalog
  6. Review the available commissary items in the online catalog. Select the desired items and add to the cart. Users can also make a deposit to the inmate's Trust Fund account at the same time.

  7. Check out
  8. Supply a Visa, MasterCard or Discover card to check out and finish the order. Inmates will receive their items 3 to 5 days after purchase and funds within 2 days.

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