Union Supply Direct provides inmate care packages that include pre-approved items such as snack foods and beverages, clothing, electronic devices, writing supplies, religious items and personal care products. Product availability varies based on the state in which an inmate is incarcerated.
Due to security regulations, inmates cannot receive care packages mailed directly from friends or family. Instead, individuals must send all items through an approved care package provider. Many corrections facilities contract with specific care package providers for this service. Union Supply Direct provides care packages to inmates in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida and Georgia, as well as Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland and North Carolina. Furthermore, the service supplies packages to New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. Contact an inmate's corrections facility to determine which provider to use.
Customers select desired products for care packages by selecting items listed in the Union Supply Direct catalog or website and submitting orders via Internet, phone or fax. Union Supply Direct lists products that have been pre-approved by the corrections facilities they serve. Popular brands include Colgate, Crest, Neutrogena, Folgers, Nestle, Kellogg's, Kraft, Sony, Adidas and Nike. In addition, Union Supply Direct offers special products for seasonal and holiday packages. However, some brands may not be available for all corrections facilities due to security regulations.