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Old 06-03-2017, 08:33 PM
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Question Canteen changes and paying for classes?

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I just have a couple questions. Do they change canteen in the summertime? My friend said they only have it once per month--has anyone else heard this? He also said there are a couple classes he has to pay for (like $200 for supplies!). The "self improvement" type classes. I think this one is 7 Habits or something like that. Have any of you run into fees for certain classes that are that high? I'm just trying to double check...

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Hi Everyone!

I just have a couple questions. Do they change canteen in the summertime? My friend said they only have it once per month--has anyone else heard this? He also said there are a couple classes he has to pay for (like $200 for supplies!). The "self improvement" type classes. I think this one is 7 Habits or something like that. Have any of you run into fees for certain classes that are that high? I'm just trying to double check...

Thanks so much!!
Hello. Canteen is sold weekly. Catalog (specialty items) are sold monthly. This is not a change. There is no charge for classes. Sometimes they are asked to get special supplies but they never cost more than $5. My husband was a 7 habits facilitator and i can assure you this class was free.
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My incarcerated friend is telling his mom that he needs $205 for toiletries because canteen has to be ordered on the first Tuesday of every month. Umm...why am I finding that difficult to believe?! There's no way their weekly spending limit is that high (especially for toiletries). I feel like something's clearly off. But I'm having a hard time sifting through what's really going on and knowing how to support/help my friend and his family. This is really difficult!
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My incarcerated friend is telling his mom that he needs $205 for toiletries because canteen has to be ordered on the first Tuesday of every month. Umm...why am I finding that difficult to believe?! There's no way their weekly spending limit is that high (especially for toiletries). I feel like something's clearly off. But I'm having a hard time sifting through what's really going on and knowing how to support/help my friend and his family. This is really difficult!
Maybe he is trying to get something off catalog. A TV does cost around $200. On the flip side, alot of guys get in the mix and end up owing for gambling or drugs. There is a weekly max they can spend on canteen it varies by facility. The max at any facility is $100.
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