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.”

For more information about the GettingOut app, please visit or watch the video on the GettingOut YouTube channel.

Download the GettingOut mobile app for Android at Google Play.