2020 – 12 – orders

Orers: £30 p&p …what!

Hello friend,

Did you know… we have to pay an extra £1 for every order we place. No-one really knows what this £1 is for – admin, post & packing? When the prison places several orders with the same supplier they can reach a type of economy of scale. Post and packing for each order becomes far reduced and they could qualify for discounts or money back. We never see this; in fact, I am led to believe that the Ombudsman has previously made a recommendation that the prison ceases this practise.

Why am I moaning about a £1 charge? For a prisoner on £12 per week, that’s 8%of his wages. That would equate to £30+ per week if you were on an average wage outside. Would you pay a £32 charge to order a pair of socks?

Be happy, be safe and be kind.
Graham Coutts, 17th March 2020

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