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Please use this thread for any & all questions regarding quarterly packages, sending $, Magazines, Books....etc!
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Good Morning,
I am ordering a television for my husband, but I am unsure if I need to send a antenna or cable wire with the t.v. It states if I dont send the item with the tv, then it will have to be apart of his quarterly package. I need to know before I send the t.v.

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I am ordering a television for my husband, but I am unsure if I need to send a antenna or cable wire with the t.v. It states if I dont send the item with the tv, then it will have to be apart of his quarterly package. I need to know before I send the t.v.

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Hi- If you can afford it- you need to send the TV, a coaxial cable, an antenna, connector and a signal amplifier. The amplifier is really a plus so is not an absolute necessity- it will help him get other stations. Everything else is must.
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Hi- If you can afford it- you need to send the TV, a coaxial cable, an antenna, connector and a signal amplifier. The amplifier is really a plus so is not an absolute necessity- it will help him get other stations. Everything else is must.
Yes, this is the same thing my husband told me, all items are a must, except the amplifier, but it will help, if u can, send them all, I know that crap adds up, but we went ahead and ordered everything. My husband just transfered there and already had a tv, but we ordered the accessories in his 1st quarter package.
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Has anyone sent books to an inmate through amazon.com? Did you just input the address as how you would if you were sending the inmate a letter? Thanks in advance...
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Has anyone sent books to an inmate through amazon.com? Did you just input the address as how you would if you were sending the inmate a letter? Thanks in advance...
Yes to both questions.
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Has anyone sent books to an inmate through amazon.com? Did you just input the address as how you would if you were sending the inmate a letter? Thanks in advance...
Yes, I send my husband books from amazon all the time. U just input the address the same as you do for his regular mail, you put it in the "shipping address".
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Has anyone sent books to an inmate through amazon.com? Did you just input the address as how you would if you were sending the inmate a letter? Thanks in advance...
Yes, and paperback is best. If you send it hardcover- they will remove the cover before he can have it.
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Does anyone know if prisoners are allowed to receive custom Cd's at RJ Donovan state Prison and if so where could I possibly order and customize one for my spouse ?
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To my knowledge in all CA state prisons they are considered a quarterly package and must come with a quarterly package. Access secure oak does them
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Walken-Horst also does them.
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if you send by itself it will count as A quarterly package. the most user friendly to order is walkenhorst but its the most expensive. can't wait till they can have those little clear iPods. it will be so much easier but I don't see the state approving those anytime soon.
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Can someone please tell me how long it takes once the quarterly package arrives at the prison how long before the inmate gets it?I ordered my husbands quarterly package last month and UPS said it got to the prison on Feb. 27th but my husband hasnt recieved it and then I had ordered a family visit package last month as well and the prison sent it back yesterday with no reason
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It's usually been a week or 2 from the time the prison receives the package until he receives it.
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I just read they have a pilot program at certain prisons, allowing inmates to have tablets so they can listen to music and watch movies. RJD isn't one of the pilot prisons but they plan opening it up to the rest of the prisons in about a year.
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I have a question, I know Barnes and Noble does not ship to facilities anymore, however can we still order from Amazon? And do we need specific codes for the facility like with Barnes and Noble? TIA

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I have a question, I know Barnes and Noble does not ship to facilities anymore, however can we still order from Amazon? And do we need specific codes for the facility like with Barnes and Noble? TIA

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AMAZON, is no longer an approved vendor as of two or three months ago.
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Awww so then what can we use?
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I understand it used to be that you had to have a year in shu to recieve a package from an outside vendor? That now they have steps or leveling that permits this privilege sooner? Does anyone know more on this?

Also is that merit based on his improvement in shu from his last facility too, or did he start that a few months ago ( from scratch) when he transferred in to RJD.
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hello all, my brother was recently transferred to rjd and i ordered a tv and other items for him. I contacted the vendor -walkenhurst i believe and they told me that the items were delivered and signed for by a deputy on august 15th. However; my brother stated that he has not received them yet. Idk if anyone has ever experienced this before!
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I know that seems like a long time, but not so much in prison time.
He should inquire with the person who handles this. I forget if its called R&R ?
Possibly lots of reasons for the delay. Short staff, lockdowns etc.
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hello all, my brother was recently transferred to rjd and i ordered a tv and other items for him. I contacted the vendor -walkenhurst i believe and they told me that the items were delivered and signed for by a deputy on august 15th. However; my brother stated that he has not received them yet. Idk if anyone has ever experienced this before!
Definitely needs to inquire with R&R. There have been a lot of lockdowns (they've been calling it modified program) over the past month, so that probably has a lot to do with it too. I ordered my husband a package from Walkenhurst and it took a few weeks before they called him to pick it up.
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