Telmate’s “Deck the Halls with Calls” Program Provides Free Phone Time to Inmates for Holidays

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Telmate’s “Deck the Halls with Calls” Program Provides Phone Time to Inmates for Holidays.

We know this time of year can be particularly difficult for families separated from their incarcerated loved ones, so hopefully this free communication time brings people together and makes the holiday season a bit easier.

SAN FRANCISCO

Corrections technology leader Telmate, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GTL, today announced the sixth year of “Deck the Halls with Calls,” a yearly event where the corrections company will provide nearly one million minutes of free phone calls to incarcerated men and women so they can connect with loved ones during the holiday season.

Beginning December 22, inmates in Telmate-powered facilities will receive two, 15-minute free phone calls they can use any time until December, 31st.

“Connecting with family around the holidays means a great deal for all of us,” said Kelly O’Neill, Director of Account Management for Telmate. “We know this time of year can be particularly difficult for families separated from their incarcerated loved ones, so hopefully this free communication time brings people together and makes the holiday season a bit easier.”

Studies show that inmates with frequent, positive connections to the outside world are more likely to refrain from conduct that would cause them to jeopardize early release. Also, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, inmates who maintain strong relationships with friends and family, greatly reduce their risk of recidivism.

In the past six years, Telmate has provided free phone calls through various promotions (during holidays or natural disasters) to incarcerated men and women in all the corrections facilities it services across the United States.

For more information about Telmate visit http://www.telmate.com/.

About Telmate:
Telmate is a leading provider of secure corrections and community corrections solutions including inmate phone, tablet, visitation, messaging, education and entertainment content, corrections applications, investigator tools and GPS monitoring. Telmate’s cutting-edge platforms are deployed in over 300 correctional facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Telmate is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Tel*Link Corporation, headquartered in San Francisco, California. To find out more about Telmate, http://www.telmate.com.

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Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Sarah is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing. Before joining Daily Telescope she worked as a staff writer at Fast Company and spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Turkey. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera America, The Nation, Vice News, Motherboard, and many other outlets.
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