Telmate Cares Makes Donation to Kentucky Group Helping Haitians Affected by Hurricane Matthew

DECEMBER 16, 2016 DANVILLE, KY – As part of its Telmate Cares community outreach program, the San Francisco-based corrections company Telmate donated $1,500 to support a dozen volunteers providing relief to Haitians devastated by the effects of Hurricane Matthew.

A week after the Category 4 hurricane storm hammered Haiti in early October, Jailer Barry Harmon of Boyle County Detention Center, Kentucky, began collecting donations for the volunteer effort during the Kentucky Jailers Association (KJA) fall conference. Telmate matched KJA’s $1,500 donation and additional donations were made by local community and church groups. Harmon is a member of Christ Like Agape Ministry (CLAM), a missionary group that’s spent the last three years sponsoring the small village of Port-au-Ceil. Read more

Boy Fighting Rare Bone Cancer Receives Donation from Technology Company Telmate

NOVEMBER 8, 2016 FRANKFORT, KY –  As part of its Telmate Cares community outreach program, the San Francisco-based corrections company Telmate delivered an undisclosed amount to the Giving for Goins trust account, to support the 12-year-old son of a local law enforcement member who is courageously battling bone cancer.

Telmate representative and former Kentucky law enforcement officer, Chuck Geveden, delivered the donation to Joseph and his family last Saturday, October, 29th, during the Giving for Goins fundraiser. The event was hosted by the Franklin County Jail, where the football-loving boy’s father, Deputy James Goins, works as deputy jailer.  Read more

Telmate Honors Three Louisiana Fallen Heroes

OCTOBER 17, 2016 – On October 12th, Telmate representatives, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, and the Baton Rouge Police Department gathered in memory of three local Louisiana officers that fell in the line of duty on July 17, 2016.

As part of the company’s program called “Telmate Fallen Heroes,” Telmate donated an undisclosed amount to the following funds: Read more

Telmate works with Douglas and Effingham County Jails to Give Free Phone Minutes and Messages to Inmates Affected by Hurricane Hermine.

Telmate Cares and Hurricane Hermine

SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 – As Hurricane Hermine hit Georgia and Florida earlier this month, in conjunction with the the Douglas and Effingham county jails Telmate, as part of the company’s Telmate Cares program, offered free phone calls and messages to help inmates connect with their friends and family during the crisis.

Between Friday 9/2-Monday 9/5, in Douglas the facility and Telmate gave away about 53,000 free phone minutes and 680 free messages, and in Effingham it was over 8,000 free phone minutes and nearly 2,000 free messages. These numbers prove what we all know–that during an emergency we all need to connect with those we love.

To learn more about how you can help visit: www.volunteerflorida.org/hermine-recovery/

Telmate Cares Sends Volunteers to Assist People Affected by Historic Floods in Louisiana

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 BATON ROUGE, LA – As part of the Telmate Cares program, a team of seven volunteers from inmate communications leader, Telmate, fanned out across south-central Louisiana for one week, to help people devastated by historic floods in storm-ravaged areas along the Gulf Coast last month.

The volunteers’ base of operation deployed its first team on the ground in Lafayette Parish, then focused on surrounding areas including the hard-hit communities of Livingston Parish and Denham Springs. Volunteers had little information to go on regarding the conditions on the ground. Rental cars had to be rented as far away as Houston, Texas, and supplies were picked up at big box stores along the way into Louisiana. Read more

Deputy Battling Cancer Gets Donation and Show of Support from Technology Company Telmate

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 – ALLEGAN, MI – As part of its Telmate Cares program, the San Francisco-based corrections company Telmate will deliver a financial  donation to support a local law enforcement member who is courageously battling cancer.

Deputy Brian Augustine didn’t think much of the sharp abdominal pain that started last Thanksgiving. But by April, the 22-year veteran of the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office could no longer tolerate the suffering. When he and his wife Jennifer went to the hospital, doctors immediately told him he had stage 4 colon cancer that not only metastasized to the liver–it was also not operable. Read more

VCSO Introducing Video Visit Program

On May 25, 2016, WEHT in Evansville, IN covered Telmate’s new video visit program with The Parenting Time Center and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office. To learn more visit the link below:

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Parenting Time Center Helps Incarcerated Parents See Kids Face To Face

On May 25, 2016, 44 News in Evansville, IN covered Telmate’s new video visit program with The Parenting Time Center and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office. To learn more visit the link below:

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Paying tribute to Sheriff Ladson O’Connor

On May 17, 2016, WTOC News in Georgia covered the Telmate Fallen Heroes award ceremony for local fallen Sheriff, Ladson O’Connor. To learn more about his story and the Telmate Fallen Heroes program visit the link below:

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Telmate Partners with National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to Honor Fallen Heroes During National Police Week

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