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Old 02-01-2020, 10:19 PM
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Default Do inmates get notices of JPAY commissary funds?

I'm writing an inmate in Oregon. Do inmates get a notification when funds are added to their commissary funds?
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Originally Posted by kruise View Post
I'm writing an inmate in Oregon. Do inmates get a notification when funds are added to their commissary funds?
They sure do. Careful kruise, don't give up your wallet.
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The system doesn't always work as intended, but they do always get a statement from canteen that shows how much they have left in their account - so if you put in $50, even if he doesn't get the notification of the funds added, he will get his balance for his canteen account, and that will show $50 more than he thought he had.

That said, they're also pulling money out - I don't remember the exact numbers, but some comes out for "savings" so if you send $50, he will get maybe $47. And because they pull it as a percentage, it won't be a round number, like $47 - it'll be more like $47.13 which makes things look funny when you tell someone you sent them X and they get >X instead.
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