TDCJ now provides you with access to their eCommDirect store. This is designed to allow you to by commissary goods and make deposits into the account of the friend or family member who is currently incarcerated at an official TDCJ facility in the state of Texas. This can all easily be done online and provides you with greater management to how the funds are being used.

There is an online catalog for you to review and select the approved items to be purchased. You can buy items such as coke, coffee, bottled water, paper, envelopes,  pens, pencils, notebooks, chips, rice, cracker, tuna, Barbecue Sauce, hot sauce, noodles, pickles, peanut butter, jelly,  candy, cereal, soap, toothpaste, lotion, deodorant, shampoo, toilet paper and much more.  Once TDCJ receives the order, the items are delivered within 3 business days. You can buy up to $50 worth in goods ever quarter to send to your loved one. Whenever you make a deposit into their Trust Fund account, the offender will receive those funds within two days of the TDCJ receiving the order. We have provided a quick “how to” activation guide below for you to activate or verify your Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Offender Direct Purchase. Purchase online so you can start using it immediately to take care your loved one.

NOTE: Calendar quarters for TDCJ are as follows: January 1- March 31; April 1 – June 30; July 1 – September 30 and October 1 – December 31. Order must be placed online. You cannot call to make purchases or add funds to the account the offender

TIP: never hit the back button during the process below as you will be BLOCKED OUT FOR ONE FULL BUSINESS DAY

how to activate- Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Offender Direct Purchase Program

what you need:

  • internet access
  • offender last name
  • offender ID
  • credit or debit card to make purchases or add funds

what to do:

  • visit
  • click on the box under the TERMS AND CONDITIONS section/box to confirm you read them and want to move forward
  • click on the ”CONFIRM” button to continue
  • type and enter in the offender ID
  • type and enter in the offender name
  • click on the ”SEARCH” button
  • select the offender you looking for
  • shop and add items to your cart
  • check out using the credit/debit card of your choice
  • receive your confirmation that you did successfully order items or add funds to the account the the offender