We finally got the current commissary list! Unbelievable! For a while there I thought I was going to have to get top security clearance to find out how much inmates have to pay for a bag of chips. Our thanks to Commissioners’ Court who ended up being the only ones to help us. It is my understanding that Chief Dovalina was also going to respond to our requests, if so, our thanks to him also.
The following lists came from the Commissary list that is handed to the inmates. We’ve broken it down into different sections to make it easier to read. Inmates are limited to spending $100 a week. Some things like soap and shampoo are provided to the inmates but they are allowed to buy better quality items if they want. Aramark is the company that handles the commissary. At any time they can choose to change items on the list so we cannot guarantee these items will be available at all times. The lists are to give families and friends an idea of what their loved one can get and how much money they will need to purchase the items.
Commissary is a privilege that can be taken away.