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Mix and Burn/Play Anywhere

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DarkBlue07
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Mix and Burn/Play Anywhere

Wondering if anyone has used the Mix and Burn/Play Anywhere music service to send a custom cd to your pp? Was it successful lol? I called the property room at my boyfriends unit (He's at Lewis in AZ) and the CO made it sound like it would be accepted. It was delivered today, I called and spoke to the same CO who said it'd take a week for officers to listen to each track and look over the lyrics then if it passed that inspection it would be given to the CO to make a final decision on if it gets distributed or not. Really hoping he gets it! On the off chance that he doesn't, what do they do? Destroy it? Mail it to me on his dime? 
 

Unrelated side note: I've been trying to post this for a day but I find that 90% of the time I try to post I receive an error message regardless of what device I'm using to post. Does anyone else run into this problem?
 

 

Farfromhome
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I've not tried this before so I'm not sure if he'll definitely get it. 
Generally if something is refused, the inmate will get a Contraband kite and they will either return to sender (the company) or destroy it. They might allow him to forward it to you but it'll be at cost to him. 

mjuran
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Oh, I am wondering, DarkBlue07, how does it work for the inmate to be able to play a CD?  I thought this would require a special transparent case player  device to play CDs and DVDs in prison, and that those were not readily available?  I know my friend in prison can't play DVDs, can I assume maybe he can play CDs though?  I'm confused about this, if you, or someone, could clarify...?

Farfromhome
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All the electronics are clear and they can order them through stores. You can also order them for them in some places through their exempt package 

Farfromhome
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CD player is $36 in AZ, TV is $200 (no DVD players)

DarkBlue07
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From what I understand he has a clear Walkman like device. Also learned that the motors from the CD players are often what they use to create makeshift tattoo guns, ouch lol. 

mjuran
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That is great to know, thanks!  And what name do such prison-okayed devices go by, in order to do a search for them?  When you say "through stores" do you mean  regular major retailers, or special places that sell such things especially for the prison population?  What is an exempt package?  I've only sent one item to an inmate so far, just a paperback from Amazon...the whole thing about what and how to send things other than letters by mail is uncharted territory for me.

Farfromhome
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It really depends what State your pp is in. Like in Arizona, Amazon orders aren't allowed!
They can always buy their own (CD players etc) through their store but there are vendors such as Access Securepak and Walkenhorst's that you can order these items from to be delivered to them. 
 

 

mjuran
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Oh, Excellent, Farfromhome, thank you!  I'm going to go look now...

freebird1
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I too had a look at the companies Farfromhome suggested. Interestingly, Access Sucurepak said my pp couldn't receive their packages, but Walkenhorsts did. I like the idea of my pp having a cd player because he writes and plays music for/on his guitar and as far as I know only has access to downloading any music from his tablet. He has asked me to send free downloads of particluar sheet music (he can read it too) that he can't obtain. So my next and obvious (to me) question is how do they have access to actual cd's to play? I would have thought these would be a massive no no on the gift list for any facility? Are they not considered a high risk item? I love the idea of getting him something like this for a birthday gift because his music is so important to him, but it would be pointless unless he can also have the cd's to play on it.

Farfromhome
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I know, you'd think they'd be easily used as a weapon or something but most places do allow CD's. 
These can be ordered from B&N, Amazon, Walmart etc. As long as they're approved vendors of course!