While thinking of how best to send money, it's also important to keep in mind how much the inmate may really need - not enough money, and they could do without some essential hygiene products, too much, and they could be targets for others, although the amount they are able to access weekly may be limited.
Despite Rhetoric of Criminal Justice Reform, Benefits Are Slow to Come for Those Aging in Prisons in New York State
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The Principles, like many important UN conventions, are not legally binding, so of course the US is not legally required to ensure compliance within its borders. But one would hope that we would demonstrate at least a moral conviction to these standards while we admonish other states for not doing so.