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Offline downtownchicago

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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2008, 03:46:21 PM »
How do you get a Bennett Bros. paper catalog ?  I can't find any way to trigger one to be sent.  My guy had asked for one more than a year ago and I couldn't see how to send one and figured they only have an online catalog.

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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2008, 04:56:24 PM »
DTC, I'd call and ask them how to get it.  I always just asked my aunt for one, and she brought it home.  Here's their telephone number:  800.868.9132

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« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2008, 12:57:37 PM »
OK, I bought my son a religious medalion on a 22" stainless steel chain, They don't tarnish, they are more durable, and IF it is stolen or taken from him it didn't cost a fortune.  I was able to catch a great deal on it at Wall Mart.  They have their jewelry marked down for the holidays. 

My question is should I send it to the Chaplin or directly to my son?  Are the Chaplin's of the Catholic faith?  I wanted to have it blessed before he receives it but I might have to take it to a priest here before send.  Also does anyone know how long it takes for our LO to receive their jewelery? 

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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2009, 01:26:24 PM »
I was just wondering if I could send my man a dog tag are those allowed, he's in Western by the way if that makes any difference, any info would be great! Thanks :)

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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2009, 01:44:13 PM »
I don't think those dog tags are acceptable.  I think they only accept crosses.  But you can call the institution and find out to be on the safe side.
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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2009, 10:17:29 AM »
Jewelry has to be of a religious nature and there are size constraints as well as a $50 limit. That automatically excludes gold, unless it's just gold-dipped. I look around at all the inmates wearing jewelry and the vast majority of them are wearing gold, and I'm guessing they cost a lot more than $50. Heck, the cheapest of the cheapest gold chains alone cost more than that! That's another thing. The chains can't be longer than 22 inches, I believe. Do check with the institution.

BTW, I sent J a St. Christopher's medallion which technically did cost $50 because it was a beautiful, hand-made piece and, well, I did some bartering. But hey, the receipt said $50. It is a high quality silver from England and he said not a day goes by that someone doesn't offer to buy it from him for big bucks. (He'd never consider selling it, but a note of caution: it is a seg-time offense for inmates to buy or trade items).
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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2009, 05:17:33 PM »
Thanks so much for the info.  I will get him a cross if he doesn't already have one. And have the receipt say 50.00 on it.

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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2009, 08:30:16 PM »
I don't recall this being on any previous post...
I was wondering if we could send them rosaries??

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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2009, 04:51:54 AM »
What jewerlly can you send to Menard?
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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2009, 06:08:10 AM »
I don't recall this being on any previous post...
I was wondering if we could send them rosaries??

Yes, I know my son could have one, but you better call the mail room at the prison he is at and ask first ...


What jewerlly can you send to Menard?

I think Jims answered that  a few posts above.
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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2009, 01:45:03 PM »
i didnt see this posted anywhere but I am sending my guy a cross. He is in seg until the end of the month should I wait to send it to him or will they stilll give him the necklace since he is in seg? Thanks in advance

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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2009, 07:02:01 PM »
I know you are all talking about inmates having jewelry, but has anyone ever been a visitor and had to have their rings, earings, necklaces removed.  When I visited Shawnee I had to remove a ring from my right hand as it was not a wedding band.  Well, I can tell you that the ring had been on my finger for many, many years and of course I am fatter now than when I put it on.  (just a plain band).  They forced me to remove it with a bit of soap (hard soap not liquid) and it hurt like crazy.  I had travelled 6+ hours to get there so was not going to just go back.  I still have a dent in my finger from the ring and it has been off for at least 2 years.
To really make me mad, when I did get in to visit there was a lady visiting who was wearing her weding ring and engagement ring with a rather large stone in it.  I asked her how she was able to be wearing them.  She said it was because it was a matched pair of wedding bands.  But I was only allowed the one ring and no earings and no necklace.  I was worried the whole visit that they would be missing from my car when I got back - but it was ok, they were there.
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Re: Jewelry Allowed in IDOC?
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2009, 10:42:18 AM »
Hill is the same thing my husband had a warrent out for late court fines of 50.00 and its been a while and he is still a blue id in hill and they were suposed to change it but still havent how long does it take?
i didnt see this posted anywhere but I am sending my guy a cross. He is in seg until the end of the month should I wait to send it to him or will they stilll give him the necklace since he is in seg? Thanks in advance


my husband wants his neckless and weading ring how do u send it if i dont have the reciepts?

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Re: Jewelry Allowed in IDOC?
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2009, 10:45:34 AM »
What do u do when the jewelry is his stuff before he went in and u don't have the receipts any more my husband wants his chain and wedding ring but no receipt. Hes in hill d

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Re: Jewelry Allowed in IDOC?
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2009, 08:06:34 PM »
I called BMR to ask about a piece of jewelry that I didn't have the receipt for.  The man there told me that if I didn't have the receipt it shouldn't be a problem, as long as the jewelry wasn't really fancy and had no stones on it.  I would call Hill and ask them for information about that specific facility because IDOC isn't exactly known for being consistent lol. 

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Re: Jewelry Allowed in IDOC?
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2009, 12:33:24 PM »
If you are looking to purchase a chain it must have a religious charm/medallion/pendant to accompany it. I believe they say $50 because if it gets lost or stolen that's all they can reimburse you for. So I beleive you are ALLOWED to buy a $300 set, but if it comes up missing or stolen all that the inmate will be reimbursed is $50. I'm not sure how that works though considering that they could maybe have somebody else hold it for them and then claim the $50.. but there has to be a way that they would find out.

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Re: Jewelry Allowed in IDOC?
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2009, 06:59:35 PM »
Actually they don't want it worth more than $50, probably so it can't be used for trafficking.  Most prisons require a receipt to be sent in with the chain.  A $300 dollar chain would be quite obvious and probably returned, or stolen from the mail.
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Re: Jewelry Allowed in IDOC?
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2009, 10:23:21 AM »
That's weird. I know that there are inmates that have chains worth more than that. I've seen them at visit! They must be getting them in somehow. I have no idea how though. My man told me a diff story.

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Re: Jewelry Allowed in IDOC?
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2009, 01:46:20 PM »
Maybe the chains aren't real...nothing says it's has to be gold...I guess if you want to try to get a $300 chain through, go for it...but what does anyone need something that expensive?
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Re: Jewelry Allowed in IDOC?
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2009, 01:47:38 PM »
I'd think twice about sending anything really expensive into a prison, that's for sure.   :wc35: