How to Order Packages for Ohio Inmates

by Miranda Hollomon

Every year, Ohio inmates receive hundreds of packages from family, friends and other acquaintances. Ohio prisons have made changes in how inmates can now receive their packages. As of January 1, 2007 any package sent to an inmate in the Ohio prison system must be purchased and sent through Access Securepak. Through this program, you can purchase items the inmates need or can use. The prisoner will have the catalog and information you will need to make the order.

Go to You will see three categories you can choose from. Click on the category you would like to make a purchase from.

You will be asked to sign in or register for an account.

Select the state and the program you want to make your selection from. You will be able to choose from food packages, exempt packages or the sundry package.

Click on "Shop Now."

Enter the inmate number or their name. You will then be able to select what you wish to purchase. Click "Submit" to complete your purchase.


  • All orders made online have free shipping and handling. Any orders made by phone or mail will be charged a fee for shipping and handling. You can track your order through You may also order by phone by calling 1-800-546-6283. Forms of payment that will be accepted are Visa, Mastercard and cash advance cards. By mail they accept money orders, cash and checks. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery.


About the Author

Miranda Hollomon enjoys writing about crafting, parenting and travel. Her articles have appeared on various websites and she has ghostwritten articles for various online companies. Hollomon is currently working on her English degree.

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