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06-08-2012, 10:16 AM
You will soon be able to buy $50 worth of whatever and it will not go against his money already on his books... The web site will be Tex.Gov.Direct purchase program... If you have any questions or want to know if this is available for your loved one you can call # 936-438-8990. They are supposed to start mid August.
It is still not up and running, but they hope to have it in place by the holidays.
Here is the information to purchase items for those that have loved ones in TDCJ.
eCommDirect (https://tdcj-ecommdirect.portal.texas.gov/) - Offender Direct Purchase Program
Welcome to eCommDirect – a direct purchase program for Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) offenders.
eCommDirect lets friends and family make deposits into the Trust Fund account of an offender incarcerated in a TDCJ facility and purchase goods that the offender can receive at their next trip to the commissary. This secure service offers online convenience and greater control of what happens with the funds you provide.
How to Use eCommDirect
Search for an offender using their Last Name and Offender ID
Once the offender has been verified, you can:
Make a deposit into their Trust Fund account
Purchase specific commissary items for the offender from TDCJ’s online catalog.
Hours: eCommDirect is closed each night from 9 PM to 4 AM.
Note: Friends and family may purchase each eligible offender up to $50.00 in goods per calendar quarter. Offenders are limited to one purchase per day. Calendar quarters are based on the following dates: January 1 – March 31; April 1 – June 30; July 1 – September 30 and October 1 – December 31.
Information You Need
Offender ID and Last Name
Credit card (Visa or MasterCard)
Reminder: Friends and family may purchase each eligible offender up to $50.00 in goods per calendar quarter. Offenders are limited to one purchase per day. Calendar quarters are based on the following dates: January 1 – March 31; April 1 – June 30; July 1 – September 30 and October 1 – December 31.
(https://tdcj-ecommdirect.portal.texas.gov/p/1/trust-fund)The products displayed on the website are items currently available for purchase in most TDCJ facilities.
*All sales are final.
No credit or refund shall be given for items purchased but not received by the intended recipient due to that person’s release, change in custody level or other sanction which would not allow receipt of goods. If specific products purchased cannot be delivered within 30 days, the dollar amount of the direct purchase will be deposited into the offender’s trust account.
(https://tdcj-ecommdirect.portal.texas.gov/p/1/trust-fund)Make a deposit (https://tdcj-ecommdirect.portal.texas.gov/p/1/trust-fund) in the Offender Trust Fund account. Offender deposits may be made at any time with a limit of $9,999.99 per deposit transaction.
It's a little cheaper to send money this way by a few dollars depending on how much you send. If you send money often, it may be cheaper to do it through this service.
All and all, nothing real exciting or something that he would HAVE to have. Another option nonetheless.
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