If someone you love is in prison, you may feel helpless. Although you may not be able to see your friend or family member frequently, there is one great way you can comfort them during their time in prison. Sending a care package to an inmate is a great way to show your love and support. However, there are strict rules in regards to what inmates are allowed to have possession of while they are in prison. Well, on this page, we are going to share hygiene care packages that you can send for Inmates.
Men’s Hygiene care package for inmates
Here is a men’s hygiene care package for inmates:
- 1 Adidas body was, shampoo and conditioner
- 2 Irish Spring bar soap
- 1 Washcloth
- 1 Colgate toothpaste
- 1Vaseline Intensive care lotion
- 1 Chap Ice lip balm
- 1 Axe Antiperspirant & deodorant
- Puffs Tissue with Vicks
- Nivea men lotion
- Oral-B Dental floss
- Band Aids
Women’s hygiene care package for inmates
Here is a women’s hygiene care package for inmates:
- 1 Crest toothpaste
- 1 Colgate plastic toothbrush
- 1 Ladies speed stick solid deodorant
- 1 Dove beauty bar
- 1 Suave Advanced therapy body lotion
- 1 Suave Green Apply shampoo
- 1 Suave Green Apply conditioner
- 1 Box of premium tampons
Some approved vendors for an inmate care package
An inmate care package and also commissary items are able to be sent to inmates while they are incarcerated. Family members will not be able to send anything directly to a prison. Strict rules have to be adhered to when you send care packages for inmates. The prisons do not allow direct packages from families and friends of inmates. All inmate care packages and commissary items have to be sent through an approved vendor.
The family of inmates should know that the inmates are provided basic hygiene items if they cannot afford them. Therefore, they will not do without basic items if you do not send them or send money to their account. The word “commissary” in jail refers to the items an inmate will order for themselves and pay through their inmate account. But, lots of prisons will allow family and friends to send inmate care packages from approved vendors. Because of security requirements, family and friends of inmates cannot go to a local store, choose items and ship them to the prison. Keep in mind that only packages from approved vendors are allowed to send for inmates.
Here are some approved vendors:
JPay is a company which allows family and friends to send money to an inmate or an email. You are able to see their site at jpay.com. Money is usually available the next day, and you are able to send it from your home computer. The email system is very easy to use and it’s cheaper than purchasing stamps at the post office. You will be able to use it to communicate with inmates around the country. Also, you are able to attach photos or send a videogram.
- Access Securepak
Access Securepak is a company which has over 1000 products that can be ordered and sent to the inmates in prison. Your inmate care package and commissary items can include food and snack type items, personal hygiene care, electronic items such as headphones, TV, radios and some clothing items as well. You are able to go to their site www.accesscatalog.com and choose a state to see if the facility your loved one is at is listed. They serve most, but not all of the states in the United States.
- Union Supply Direct
Union Supply Direct is a company which allows family and friends to send items for inmates in prison across the United States. You are able to order online at www.unionsupplydirect.com and their site will contain ways. Also, you are able to order by phone, fax or mail. Union Supply Direct also offers music.
Walkenhorst’s is a company that you are able to find at www.walkenhorsts.com. They do not serve as many states however they have online catalogs in English and Spanish. They have specialized catalogs for Ohio and California.
MyCarePack is an inmate care package supplier that partners with prisons to provide inmates safe and secure gifts from loved ones in prison. You are able to visit the MyCarePack site, input the state and facility where the inmate is located, and then choose your items. After putting together the inmate’s care package online, you will be able to choose the inmate’s information so you know it will be delivered to the right person. MyCarePack allows you to choose items like personal hygiene materials, clothing, coffee, candy, condiments, drinks, food, pre-stamped envelopes, phone cards, medicine, and other snacks.
Sending care packages for inmates through iCare Gift
- Find your loved one
Please click the “Find an Inmate” button and then enter your loved one’s first name, last name, or inmate number. When the information is entered correctly, just click the “Search” button to find your loved one.
- Choose your iCare Gift
After you have found your recipient, browse their variety of inmate care packages, then choose your iCare gift of choice by adding it to your cart.
- Log in and check out
When you are ready to check out, simply you are able to enter your login information. If you do not already have an account, you are able to check out as a guest or choose “Create an Account” to enter your information.
- Confirm your order
After submitting your order, automatically you are going to receive a confirmation email as a follow-up. You are able to check the status of your inmate commissary packages at any time by clicking on the link provided in your confirmation email or through the order status section of their site.
- Let them deliver it directly
Your job is done. After they have delivered your iCare gift to your loved one, they will send you a delivery confirmation email. Remember, a facility has up to 30 days to send inmate food packages to their recipients.