What are the program dates?
The Ohio Exempt Program is effective January 1,  2018.

How can I place an order?
Online at ohiopackages.com
By phone at 1-800-546-6283
By mail at Access Securepak (OH) 10880 Linpage Place, St. Louis, MO 63132
By fax at 1-866-754-2813

What are the program limits?
30 pound limit including packing materials (424 oz. of product and 56 oz. of packing - total 480 oz. (30 lbs.))
Box size limit of 12x24x28 inches.
All packages and item limits are set by ODRC.

Why can’t I place an order for an inmate? 
Inmates may be restricted from receiving a package for various reasons. This could be due to a request from the facility or it could be because the inmate received an order that was later denied by the credit card cardholder for possible suspicious activity. In such a case, the inmate will no longer be able to receive orders. The inmate’s full order privileges can be reinstated if the full amount of the denied credit card transaction is paid in full.  For further assistance in this matter please call Securepak customer service at 1-800-546-6283.

When will my order deliver?
Packages are delivered daily to the facilities except Lake Erie & North Central Correctional Complex have one delivery per week.  Allow 7-10 working days for orders to arrive at the facility.

How do I check the status of my order and/or track its progress?
We will email a confirmation number to you within two business days of receiving your order. 
Visit accesscatalog.com and enter the confirmation number or inmate number. You can also live chat with a customer service representative during regular business hours—Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–11:59 p.m. CST and Saturdays, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. CST.
Call 1-800-546-6283 any time day or night to access our automated system. Customer service representatives are available during regular business hours.

What’s your return policy?
If an item is found to be defective upon receipt and is returned to us within 30 days, we will replace it at no charge or provide a refund according to the facility’s policy. Package recipients should report the discrepancy to facility administration immediately. Access Securepak is not responsible for items the facility finds are damaged, expired or broken. Processing fees are non-refundable.

How much is the processing fee?
The processing fee is $4.00.

How much is the tax?
Access Securepak is required by the State of Ohio to collect sales tax on merchandise and processing fees.  Reference the tax chart provided noting the facility tax rate.  To figure sales tax amount take the subtotal and multiple it by the tax rate of the inmate's facility.  

Tax calculation example:
Inmate is at Dayton Correctional Institute at the time of ordering.
$63.52 merchandise total (assuming all items are taxable) = $4.00 processing fee = $67.52 subtotal .
$67.52 subtotal x 0.0725 tax rate = $4.90 tax total.
$67.52 subtotal + 44.90 tax = $72.42 total due.

Facility Name

Zip

Tax Rate

Facility Name

Zip

Tax Rate

Allen/Oakwood Correctional Institution

45802

6.75%

Marion Correctional Institution

43302

7.25%

Belmont Correctional Institution

43950

7.25%

Noble Correctional Institution

43724

7.25%

Chillicothe Correctional Institution

45601

7.25%

North Central Correctional Complex

43301

7.25%

Correctional Reception Center

43146

7.25%

Northeast Pre Release Center

44115

8.00%

Dayton Correctional Institution

45417

7.25%

Ohio Reformatory for Women

43040

7.00%

Franklin Medical Center

43223

7.50%

Ohio State Penitentiary

44505

7.25%

Grafton Correctional Institution

44044

6.75%

Pickaway Correctional Institution

43146

7.25%

Hocking Correctional Institution

45764

7.00%

Richland Correctional Institution

44903

7.00%

Lake Erie Correctional Institution

44030

6.75%

Ross Correctional Institution

45601

7.25%

Lebanon Correctional Institution

45036

6.75%

Southeastern Correctional Institution

43130

6.75%

London Correctional Institution

43140

7.00%

Southern Ohio Correctional Facility

45699

7.25%

Lorain Correctional Institution

44044

6.75%

Toledo Correctional Institution

43608

7.25%

Madison Correctional Institution

43140

7.00%

Trumbull Correctional Institution

44430

6.75%

Mansfield Correctional Institution

44903

7.00%

Warren Correctional Institution

45036

6.75%


How can I avoid sending food items that are not approved by the correctional facility?
All items listed on the website have been pre-approved by the ORDC.

What happens if my order exceeds the 30 lb. weight limit (total package weight = 30 pounds; 424 ounces of product plus 56 ounces of packing materials)?
The weight of online and phone orders is automatically calculated to prevent exceeding limits.  If a mailed-in order exceeds the limit, we will remove products until it meets that limit.

What happens if the recipient of my order is moved to a security level that does not allow packages?
If your loved one becomes ineligible to receive packages after your order has shipped, facility personnel will return the package to Securepak via FedEx. We will issue a refund to the sender of the package for the merchandise only; the processing fee is non-refundable.

What happens if an inmate receives more than one package from family members or friends? 
If an inmate receives more than the maximum amount of packages he or she is allowed, the order(s) will not be processed and the sender will receive a refund.

What if something is broken, damaged or missing from my order?
We will issue a refund for or replace broken, damaged, or missing products reported by facility staff. We cannot honor reports of discrepancies from inmates’ families or friends. 

Can an item become out of stock or unavailable after I place my order?
Yes. If an item becomes out of stock or unavailable after the order is placed, Access Securepak will increase the quantities of items already ordered to use the funds from the unavailable items or issue a refund. This will depend on when the out of stock or unavailable item is expected to arrive at Access Securepak. 

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept VISA, MasterCard and Discover credit/debit cards; prepaid cards (that have a verifiable United States address); cashier’s checks, money orders and checks from correctional institutions. When paying by credit card, include the card number, expiration date, card verification number (three-digit number on back), and card holder’s name, address and telephone number. Credit/debit and prepaid cards will be charged on the day the order is placed. Refunds or credits will be applied to the original card used. Allow additional time for refunds/credits on prepaid cards.

My prepaid credit card does not have a billing address—can I use it on this site?
Because our site always validates a billing address, you must first contact the prepaid credit card company to register a billing address for the card.

How do I report a discrepancy with the order (missing item, wrong product)?
The contents of the package will be validated in the presence of facility staff. If a discrepancy is found, the facility staff will verify it and send appropriate paperwork to Access Securepak. Depending on facility policy, we will issue a refund or replace the item(s) at no charge to resolve the discrepancy. All discrepancies must be reported from the facility; we cannot honor reports of discrepancies from inmates’ families or friends. Please allow 3-4 weeks for discrepancies to be resolved.

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