How To Send an Inmate Care Package to TDCJ

Connect With an Inmate How To Send an Inmate Care Package to TDCJ

Want To Send an Inmate Care Package to TDCJ? We’ll Help You Find the Inmate!

Sending pictures, books, or inmate packages to prison is not easy because every prison has separate and specific rules. The rules differ from state to state and from prison to prison. Writing letters to inmates is the easiest option, even though you need to be careful about which envelope you use and how you address a letter to an inmate. Do you have a prison pen pal you need to get in touch with? We will help you locate them and write them a letter.

If you don’t know how to write a prisoner, you’re in the right place! DoNotPay can help you with this issue and an array of other problems.

How To Send an Inmate Care Package to TDCJ?


Having a loved one incarcerated is tough for every member of your family, and the system doesn’t make this any easier for you.

At the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) facilities, you can purchase and send care packages through the eCommDirect website. To do this, the prisoner has to add you to their Visitation list, and the prison officials have to approve it.

In case you’re not certain if an inmate put you on their approved list, you’ll need to contact the prison unit to check. You can find the Texas Unit Directory on their official website. 

You can also make deposits for your inmate through eCommDirect at the TDCJ.

Purchase Through eComm for Inmate TDCJ Care Packages

You can send around $60 worth of commissary goods to your inmate in TDCJ. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Go to their website
  2. Select the inmate you’re sending the package to
  3. Choose the items from the catalog
  4. Pay for the merchandize

You can use Visa, Discover, and MasterCard to pay at the check-out.

Your loved one will receive the package within three to five days from your purchase. If you send them funds, they will receive them in two days.

Take note that not all inmates are qualified to receive a package. If they are under disciplinary measures or not eligible from the start, the prison won’t allow them to receive the package. Their commissary status doesn’t matter—if they’re restricted, they cannot collect the package.

What Can I Send in an Inmate Care Package to TDCJ?

When you send a package to your inmate, it will go through a thorough inspection. If the package has any of the forbidden items, the prison officials will confiscate it, and you will lose your money. Find out what you can send to someone in prison:

You Can Send to Prison You Can’t Send to Prison
  • Photos
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Magazines
  • Paperback books
  • Letters
  • Clothing for court
  • Pens
  • Weapons
  • Objects that could be used as weapons
  • Food
  • Cash
  • Drugs
  • Razors
  • Cigarettes
  • Jewelry
  • Cosmetics

How Can DoNotPay Help You With Connecting With Your Inmate?

Around one in 100 people in the U.S. is under the supervision of correctional systems. DoNotPay decided to deal with this problem, which is why our feature Connect With an Inmate enables you to:

  • Locate your loved one in prison if you don’t know where they are
  • Send personalized letters to you inmate
  • Receive letters from your incarcerated loved ones

Our app makes communication between prisoners and their friends and family easy and simple.

Open DoNotPay in your web browser to access our awesome feature for contacting inmates.

Locate Your Incarcerated Loved One To Send Them a Care Package

If you want to send a care package to your loved one in Texas Prison, but you don’t know where they are exactly, DoNotPay can help you find their location. Follow these steps to locate your loved one:

  1. Open the Connect With an Inmate feature
  2. Select Locate Someone
  3. Type in your inmate’s full name and enter Texas as the state they’re located in
  4. Hit Enter

That’s all you need to know, your inmate’s full name and which state they’re in. Our app will give you their location in a few minutes.

Write a Letter to Your Inmate Without Queuing at the Post Office

Sending letters to prison is a nuisance. You have to be careful about the size and color of the envelope, give the exact name, address, inmate ID, unit number, and not make one mistake. Then you have to wait for minutes on end at the post office.

With DoNotPay, this process is much faster and easier. Check out how you can send a letter to your loved one through DoNotPay:

  1. Click on Connect With an Inmate
  2. Open Send a Personalized Letter
  3. Give the required information
  4. Write the letter
  5. Send it

To make this option more humane and personalized, we’ve added some fun templates that you can use to style up your letter. There are themes for birthdays, holidays, seasonal events, etc.

You can also upload a photo and send it along with your letter.

After you finish your letter, DoNotPay will ask you whether you want to receive your inmate’s answer to a Virtual Mailbox. If you confirm, you’ll receive their letters in a digitized form.

Receive Digitized Letters From Your Inmate—The Safest and Easiest Way

You can set up your Virtual Mailbox after you finish writing your letter. You can also access it from the Connect With an Inmate feature. If you pick this option, anything your incarcerated loved one sends you will be digitized and sent to your virtual mailbox directly. 

All your prisoner needs to do is send their response to the address where the physical letter would go, and you will receive it through DoNotPay.

DoNotPay Can Be Your Virtual Personal Assistant in Many Everyday Bureaucratic Issues

Our app is at your disposal for a variety of other services involving contact with inmates, such as getting in touch with your prison pen pals in Texas, writing creative letters to inmates, and sending magazines to them through Amazon.

Aside from this, DoNotPay is both a personal virtual assistant and the world’s first robot lawyer. We were acknowledged with the ABA Brown Award for Legal Access. We can help you get up to $25,000 in small claims court, but the amount limit depends on your country.

Our app was created because we couldn’t stand the injustice people go through every time they request a refund but don’t get their money back. DoNotPay can help with an array of issues like disputing Austin parking tickets, renewing your driver’s license in Texas, or paying electric bills if you’re located in Texas.

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