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Old 12-27-2019, 09:14 PM
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Question Is there a list that CA prisons print for packages?

How do we know what can and can't be sent to CA prisons? Is there a list that we can get from the prisons by writing to them? I can't be specific about which prison because my LO doesn't know whether he's going to Delano or Quentin. Can they receive packages while still in RC?

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they cant receive packages in rc.. they can order from various places for packages
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they cant receive packages in rc.. they can order from various places for packages
As a further question...coming from the center for the easily confused...is there an online app for putting $$$ on a LO book, such as the one for our county jail? If so, could you post the link for it, or is that not allowed in this forum?
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Welcome to Prison Talk. Here are the 3 ways you can put money on a California State prisoner's account.
https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/visitors/sen...ey-to-inmates/

and how to send them quarterly packages.
https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/visitors/approved-vendors/
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I put money through jpay for his books and make sure you put money into your gtl account for him to call you
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Reception inmates in Quentin cant get packages or use the phone. But walkenhorst is the best & they also use secure access which I hate
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When your loved one is out of reception he will be allowed packages on a quarterly basis. I think you can send a *special* package anytime (not 100% on that)
and a special package would be things like, a tv or some electronic item.


I used to order online but I did receive some of the actual order forms, and thru out the catalog, it would say.....this item not allowed in such and such prison.
I think the website also will let you know if the item you want to order is or is not allowed. So you should be good to go.


Also as I understand it, he can make one 15 min phone call a month while in reception. (which is totally different than what it was for my hub, no phone calls in reception)
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When your loved one is out of reception he will be allowed packages on a quarterly basis. I think you can send a *special* package anytime (not 100% on that)
and a special package would be things like, a tv or some electronic item.


I used to order online but I did receive some of the actual order forms, and thru out the catalog, it would say.....this item not allowed in such and such prison.
I think the website also will let you know if the item you want to order is or is not allowed. So you should be good to go.


Also as I understand it, he can make one 15 min phone call a month while in reception. (which is totally different than what it was for my hub, no phone calls in reception)
Yes, I did just find out that he can make one phone call a month, on the 4th of the month. Thank you for the package info...it all helps.
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I forgot, while he's in reception you can send him paper, envelopes, stamps as well. Some facilities will allow you to send a pen as well, but be sure to check. It will have to be like the old bic pens. Clear with no springs or clickers thingys. (sorry tech talk there lol)
The amount of paper varies as well. Seems like 40 sheets of paper (like binder paper) with no springs or cardboard on it. Just loose leaf type.
Envelopes can be just business size ones.
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