BREMERTON, WA. — Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Sergeant Keith Hall was recently selected as “Hero of the Month” by Telmate, the telecommunications company that the Sheriff’s Office correctional facility uses to provide communications access and monitoring for inmates and corrections officers.
In their release, Telmate says that Sgt. Hall has been an “Eagle Scout, served in the Marines and been a police officer. Throughout his life…Hall has embodied the essence of public service and preparedness.”
Hall has worked with Telmate for the last 8 years, and has been involved in the processes of implementing new inmate technology as it has evolved from its early adoption of inmate phones, to video visits and more recently, the addition of inmate tablets.
These cutting edge Telmate Tablets provide a number of features that benefit both correctional officers and inmates, all at no cost to taxpayers.
Telmate Tablets provide inmates secure access to photos and messages from friends and family as well as access to approved news, music and entertainment.
Additionally, the tablet also offers substantial benefit to corrections staffers by automating and improving repetitive, high cost administrative tasks.
Sgt. Hall says the tablets have allowed staff members to respond to grievances in a timely fashion, while reducing staff time and cost and he also notes in a statement from the sheriff’s office, “When inmates are idle, negative behaviors increase. But with the Telmate Tablet they are more well behaved.”
Each month, Telmate receives nominations from their 300+ facilities in recognition of “heroes in corrections that use the company’s technology, day in and day out.”
Once every month, Telmate recognizes these heroes by selecting one the “Hero of the Month” to honor for their dedication and leadership.
Sergeant Hall has worked for the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office since 1990 and is currently assigned as the Corrections Division Support Sergeant where he oversees the Court Escort Officers and handles Administrative duties for the Kitsap County Jail.