Bristol County House of Corrections lowers commissary prices for inmates
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE) — The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that it is lowering commissary prices for inmates at the Bristol County House of Corrections.
The price drop is the result of an agreement reached between Bristol County Sheriff Paul Heroux and the Keefe Commissary Network and will go into effect in mid-July.
The sheriff’s office said inmates will pay less for optional clothing, snacks, toiletries and other items, as the old markup of 31.75% added to the cost of items will be lowered to 20%.
“I heard it over and over again on the campaign trail talking to folks around Bristol County that the commissary prices were too high,” Heroux said. “So I hope this drop in prices will ease the burden on them and their families.”
In addition, inmates will now have shower sandals provided for them when they first arrive. The price for providing these sandals comes from money spent at the commissary.