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Prison is not Summer camp, but it can seem like a step up from Army basic training. Inmates can receive gift packages, from specifically designed prison gift services, and purchase similar items at on-site commissary stores.

With Lindsay Lohan serving her nine or 90 days at the Lynwood Correctional Facility, she — and all other inmates there — get $135 to spend each week on food and personal items. TMZ tracked down the store's menu, and items range from basic necessities (shampoo, toothpaste, Kit Kats) to the more indulgent (lipstick, drawing tablets) to the weird (thongs).

While the commissary is for buying necessities and small luxuries, it's also a way to enforce a reward-punishment system over inmates. Fall out of line, act out, basically do anything wrong, and you'll have to start handing over treats, even the "hot and spicy pork cracklings."

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Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
Just to add to what JMK said. Only a handful of prisons have this weekly program. Some prisons only allow the inmates to get packages 4 times a year and there is a max amount their family/friends can spend on it. When my brother was in jail he got a package once every 3 months. Things like coffee, work shoes, boxers, shampoo, ramen, chips, etc. And it was very expensive.
JMK JMK 7 years
Let's be clear here--inmates are NOT given that money from the prison/the state. They are allowed to spend a maximum of that amount, but only if they have it "on their books." That money is given to them by their friends/family members. Many inmates do not have money on their books, therefore are not able to buy anything from canteen.
bohokitty bohokitty 7 years
Umm, did I read that right? Is that an amount of money/taxpayer's dollars that's just granted to inmates for no reason when they're booked? That's ridiculous. I'm from the west coast and living in the Midwest I had a friend in jail and here they don't give you nearly that. Inmate's friends and family have to put money on their books for them to get most basic necessities!
Pistil Pistil 7 years
No kidding. Now I have a major craving for junk food.
Datura2112 Datura2112 7 years
She's in jail and gets more to spend each week than I do!
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
Wow, apparently they are living the life. :P Free rent and allowance? I need to break into prison.
chequettex chequettex 7 years
Great, prison inmates have more money to spend per month than I do!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
If I were her, I'd get sooo fat because I'd buy crap and eat it to keep me busy - I certainly like to eat when I'm bored Then again, it's not like she'll be eating the slop they feed her so maybe you could lose weight living on bags of chips
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