(PENN LIVE) -- In many of Pennsylvania’s jails, inmates are issued three things when they arrive: a small bar of soap, a bed sheet and a towel. Sometimes prisoners receive clothing, though someone arriving without socks or shoes is often out of luck.
For them, and for a long list of prisoners’ most basic needs, there’s commissary.
In the Adams County Adult Correctional Facility, inmates can buy bars of soap for $1.35 each, or Spanish rice with cheese for $1.15. Instant oatmeal costs $0.45 a bag, while cereal bars are sold for $0.60. A deck of playing cards costs $2.33; a single pair of men’s briefs goes for $2.70.
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