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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mississippi Package Program

It's that time of year again for the prisoners in Mississippi: time to order packages. For all those unfamiliar with this, twice each year MDOC allows the prisoners in the state to order (or have ordered for them) food items up to a total of $100 per prisoner (before adding sales tax) from Access Securepak. The first opportunity of the year to order packages begins April 30 and ends June 11 -this is called the Summer Package. The second opportunity begins around November, ends in December and is called the Holiday Package.

THERE ARE 3 WAYS TO PLACE AN ORDER:
1) Online at- www.mississippipackages.com
2) Via mail by sending a completed order form and payment to-

Access Securepak (MS)
10880 Lin Page Place
St. Louis, MO 63132

All mail orders must be postmarked by June 4, 2012 and delivered by June 11.
3) Phone- (800) 546-6283

PAYMENT:
Access Securepak does not accept personal checks. Orders will be accepted when accompanied by cashier's check, money order, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover). They also accept debit cards, prepaid credit cards or cash advance cards. When paying by credit card, be sure to include the card number and security code, expiration date, card holder's address and phone number. If the prisoner has the funds on their account, they can have an institutional check cut for the proper amount and order their package that way. A 7% sales tax is applied to all products, as required by the State.

SHIPPING & HANDLING:
$3.95 shipping and handling for all orders.

LIMITS:
$100.00 maximum limit per prisoner. Multiple orders for the same prisoner will be combined into one package not exceeding the limit.

DELIVERY OF PACKAGES:
Each facility will receive one shipment each week, beginning May 7, with the final delivery by the end of the week of June 19.
If you attempt to order a package for your loved one on Access Securepak's website and encounter problems, don't panic. You are not alone in this. If the prisoner's name isn't showing up in the Access Securepak's database or if they say anything about a dispute involving the prisoner's account, the solution is simple. Have the prisoner mail the completed form to you, and you can then mail it in with the funds, directly to Access Securepak. Or you can have the funds deposited in the prisoner's inmate account and them the prisoner can send the form in on their own after having an institutional check cut for the correct amount.

*Be sure to give Access Securepak permission to substitue items in the event of a backorder. Your loved one will get their package sooner and they often substitute items with something of greater value.

CUSTOMER SERVICE QUESTIONS:
To check the status of an order 24 hours a day, call 1-800-546-6283.
Customer Service Hours- 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST, Saturday.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can call Trish Jolly, at the Pearl, MS Office at 1-877-420-1576 or 601-420-4100.

Click here to read Steven's thoughts on the package program and and find out what he recommends.


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6 comments:

  1. Steven is currently working on a post for The Writing on the Wall, where he will present his thoughts on the Program. We will soon update you with a relevant link. Please visit http://stevenfarris.blogspot.com/. Thank you.

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  2. would love some update about WCCF and changes i hear are going on there hopefully for the better. Most everything i heard in 2011 was very negative. thanx

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  4. We thank you for your post request. We'll relay it to Steven and he will be sending an update about WCCF as soon as he can write it and mail it to us. Though from everything we've heard, we believe things are improving at WCCF.

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  5. i may have posted this elsewhere, can't remember, but has ANYONE ever one an appeal for an RVR at WCCF or anywhere?

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  6. Hi, we posted Steven's reply here: http://prisoninmateslife.blogspot.com/2011/06/revised-administrative-remedy-program.html
    If you need more detailed information, please let us know in comments or send us an email (prisoninmateslife@gmail.com). As soon as we get in touch with Steven again, we will update you with his response.

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