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Old 10-13-2010, 02:13 AM
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Ive heard that at some places they let new inmates buy commissary there first day, even if its not "their" day. Can anyone elaborate?
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:10 AM
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Ive heard that at some places they let new inmates buy commissary there first day, even if its not "their" day. Can anyone elaborate?

At FPC Butner there were four dorms or units. Half would go to the commissary one week, then the others would go the next. In both camps that I was in, while my account was set up, I don't recall going to the commissary on my first day. It took a few days to get there.

Usually, there are some other inmates who will give or loan you what you need until you go. Both places were good like that.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:46 PM
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Petersburg low and medium did allow "first time shoppers" to use the commissary on their first day there. Other prisons did not, so I guess it's a local policy.
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Of all the institutions I have been to only FCI Terminal Island allowed "fish" to shop on the first day.

Although anywhere you go if you go to your people they will send someone to shop for you and get what you need.
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