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Commissary (Store)

The Department of Corrections (DOC) may operate a commissary, or "store" system, for the benefit of incarcerated individuals. The commissary will provide incarcerated individuals with the opportunity to purchase personal items that are not furnished by the state correctional facility (DOC 200.210 Prison Commissary).

To all of our customers, please be advised that Union Supply Group is an “essential” business that supplies food and other essential items. All divisions of Union Supply Group (Food Express, Inmate Direct, US Commissary Solutions, Union Supply Company) remain in business and fully operational. For more information, read the Union Supply memo (pdf).


Correctional Industries operates two distribution centers, one located at Airway Heights Corrections Center in Eastern Washington and another located at Monroe Correctional Complex within the Twin Rivers Unit.

Staff and incarcerated individuals who work for the Correctional Industries commissary process, pick, package and deliver orders to living units or other designated areas, where incarcerated individuals receive and sign for the items.

Items for Sale

The items sold in the commissary are stocked based on requests from the incarcerated individuals and review and approval by Correctional Industries staff, Chief of Safety & Security, Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Dentistry, and DOC Policy. The items available for incarcerated individuals to buy are limited by their classification level. Incarcerated individuals in higher security housing units have fewer items from which to choose.

Incarcerated individuals are provided the opportunity to purchase personal items that are not furnished by the facility such as:

  • hygiene items
  • food
  • snacks
  • sodas
  • postage supplies
  • writing materials
  • vitamins
  • health related items
  • other personal items

Incarcerated individuals with money in their accounts may purchase comfort items such as personal care items, food and beverages, while those without funds are limited to basic hygiene and correspondence items sold to them by creating a debt on their account.

Commissary Schedules

Incarcerated individuals are allowed to make purchases from the commissary on specifically assigned days by submitting an order via telephone, or order form.



Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) policies that apply to Commissary


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