What Is ICARE for Inmates?

ICARE is a program for loved ones of prison inmates, operated by Aramark, a provider of food, facilities and clothing services, according to the ICARE website. Through ICARE, family members and friends of prison inmates may send care packages of approved foods to prisoners.

Requirements and restrictions differ, sometimes immensely, between the various correctional facilities across the United States, and not all facilities offer this program, according to the Santa Clara ICARE website. Family support from outside the prison is a key component of preventing criminal recidivism, and ICARE provides a way for families to lend their support to inmates.