A source for inmates to purchase items to supplement the basic issue of bedding, prison scrubs or Blues, worn out tennis shoes, baking soda toothpaste, lye soap. The primary purchases are new tennis shoes, and junk food, ramen soup and instant coffee. Basics such as tampons, shampoo, toothpaste are purchased from inmate paychecks. My first paycheck was about $30.00 for one month. The products are not top shelf, many are discontinued or no-name brands. Nevertheless, it means so much to the inmates and teaches financial planning.

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