“We've taken the most popular ways of connecting on a smartphone, like mobile messaging and photo sharing, and brought them to the world of corrections. Now friends and family can conveniently communicate in ways they love..."
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2015
Inmate communications leader Telmate announced a record-breaking 30,000 downloads of the first app designed to help friends and family stay connected with incarcerated loved ones. For over a year, the free GettingOut mobile app has allowed friends and family to easily make deposits, send messages, share photos and manage accounts from the convenience of their smartphone.
Research shows that technology like GettingOut is essential to reducing the cycle of recidivism, helping inmates to get out and stay out. According to Federal Probation, a journal published by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, inmates who are connected to the outside world are more likely to refrain from conduct that would cause them to receive disciplinary infractions or jeopardize early release.
“We've taken the most popular ways of connecting on a smartphone, like mobile messaging and photo sharing, and brought them to the world of corrections,” said Telmate Chief Marketing Officer, Jeff Hansen. “Now friends and family can conveniently communicate in ways they love with the incarcerated people they love.”
About Telmate: Telmate is the third largest and fastest growing provider of inmate phones and video visitation, secure messaging, mobile applications, inmate tablets and investigator tools. Telmate’s cutting-edge platforms are deployed in over 300 facilities nationwide and four Canadian provinces. Telmate is headquartered in San Francisco, California. To find out more about Telmate, visit http://www.telmate.com.
Source: Administrative Office of the United States Courts Federal Probation Journal (http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/FederalCourts/PPS/Fedprob/2012-12/visitation.html)