Roger Bretz Jr. sat tapping on a tablet Friday morning inside the Polk County Jail, quietly passing the time playing a car racing video game. Between his shifts in the jail kitchen, Bretz, 55, pays 5 cents a minute to use one of the six tablets available to the 64 inmates living in his cell […]
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MARCH 11, 2017 – The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association (ISA) today announced their second year and continued partnership with Telmate as their Diamond Sponsor in support of the annual Indiana Sheriffs’ Association’s Spring Conference. The conference will be held on March 24-26,2017 at the Hilton Garden INN Convention Center. Telmate is a leader in the world […]
MARCH 21, 2017, ABC57 NEWS – Indiana Department of Corrections could be amongst the ranks of the most forward thinking DOCs in the U.S. They plan to make tablets accessible to 100% of their population. Thanks to our customer, Oregon DOC, for paving the way. To learn more, watch the video broadcast here: Watch the full story here.
MARCH 20, 2017 INDIANAPOLIS — A plan to put a tablet in every Indiana inmate’s hands could help offenders stay connected with their families and improve their education, which are important ways to keep them from returning to prison. But the plan is also raising questions about fairness. Could a technology company providing specialized tablets made for prison environments take […]
Greene County Investigator Earns Telmate Hero Award for Technology Innovation MARCH 8, 2017 GREENE COUNTY (SPRINGFIELD), MO – Today Telmate, a leader in inmate communications, recognizes Prosecutor Investigator Bruce Waterman of the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office and as the company’s first Telmate Heroes Award recipient for 2017. The Telmate Heroes Award recognizes exemplary performance in […]
On February 24, 2017, Circa covered the inmate wireless Telmate Tablets at the Albany County Correctional Facility in New York. To learn more visit the link below: Watch the full story here.
Thumbs up…to Gov. Matt Bevin’s order which gives job seekers with a criminal past a “fair chance.” The order — known as the Fair Chance Employment Initiative — means applicants won’t be required to check the box for criminal convictions on the initial state application. Bevin said the Fair Chance Initiative will offer a fair […]
FEBRUARY 20, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Inmate communications leader Telmate announced today a major milestone as it surpassed 150,000,000 minutes of use of its industry-leading wireless inmate and detainee tablets since the product’s launch in 2013. “We have always known tablets would be the next big innovation in corrections,” said Telmate President, Kevin O’Neil, […]
On February 2, 2017, FOX 56 covered the Telmate Fallen Heroes award ceremony for local fallen Officer Daniel Ellis. To learn more about his story and the Telmate Fallen Heroes program visit the link below: Watch the full story here.
On Nov. 6, 2015, Madison County was gripped with sorrow as the news that one of Richmond Police Department’s promising young officers had died from injuries sustained in the line of duty. Now, more than a year later, the memory of Senior Patrol Officer Daniel Ellis continues to inspire and empower others. On Thursday, Ellis […]