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Old 08-01-2010, 08:06 AM
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Question How much money do you give to him in his canteen?

How much money do you normally send your guy in his canteen each week?
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:16 AM
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Idk about a week but I send money monthly cuz he only goes to store once a month
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:19 AM
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I try to make sure he has at least $20 a week. He works in there so he comes up with some himself and every now and again someone in his family will put $20 which helps.
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I'd say around $20 a week is fine once he gets settled in; I send mine about $85 a month, and then he gets maybe $20 every other month from his mom. But the first couple weeks I sent him more because he needed to get basics....Walkman, socks, shirts, that kinda thing.
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I also send my brother about 20-25 a week, and my mom sends 50 the first of the month for cosmetics and stuff
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I send $50 a week for the phone and whatever else he needs.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:05 PM
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I was putting $50.00 per week on my husbands account but they have dropped the limit to what they can buy. Also-they take money from his account for his medications as he is a diabetic.
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i send him 150 every 2 weeks. sp about 300 a month
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I put 45 in his account every other week. he is only allowed to spend 20 a week. but i put 180 on the phone every other week, too! EY EY!
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:32 PM
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I put 50 a week not sure if that is too much or too little I would like to know. If anyone has any input on that
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It depends. He can only spend 50 a week and he's got like 300 in there now. Initially I sent him 200. And then the money for the phone. My gosh...
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I send $30 a week, in addition to phone calls. I put $50. a week for calls. We have a call schedule. I could do more, but Mike said he would rather me use it for the kids or to in the house. He does not even want me to spend as much as I am on canteen and phone calls. He says "I have a home that needs to be maintained...and it's not this prison." I am so glad he is not selfish.
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I did $200 for the first week and have been doing 25 - $35 ea week thereafter. But I give him about $50 extra on holidays.
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I send him about 100$ a week but now he as a limit to only spend 70$ per order sheet so h has 230$ saved in there so ill only be sending 100$ every two weeks. unless he needs more. which I doubt since he just stared working in the kitchen I kno he grubbing good
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I give my brother twenty to fifty every couple of weeks when I got it
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Default You can used money for canteen ?

Wow ! you can spend money in canteen in jail ? like what ? food? cigarette ? water and cloth too ?

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Has anyone heard about the inmates that work in the canteen charging higher prices that are marked on items and pocketing the money?
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