The American Correctional Association (ACA) just held their convention at Indianapolis August 14th. The correctional industry is led by a couple of large companies such as GTL, Securus, Telmate and Keefe Commissary to name some. Prison inmate video visitation, booking kiosks, medical care (via ACA), education, family deposits, email and entertainment are just some of the channels and all… Read More »
Prisons are finally getting a high-tech upgrade to whatever wherever.
The only hitch: everything comes at a cost, including emails, which require a paid virtual “stamp” to go through to recipients. Stamp pricing varies depending on the prison, but each one goes for about the same cost as a physical stamp.
The company’s various services are now offered at over 1,200 facilities in 34 states, ranging from low-security outfits to supermax prisons. In 2014, inmates sent over 14.2 million emails and 650,000 mobile payments through JPay’s systems. Over 40,000 JP4 Android tablets — the most up-to-date JPay tablet at the time — were purchased.