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Ontario Local Shares Humble Beginnings with Boys & Girls Club

Twenty-year-old volunteer Reuben Garcia went back home to his stomping grounds to teach an Introduction to Information Technology class to a group of Boys & Girls Club participants. Each month, two volunteers lead these classes as part of their employer’s community outreach initiative, Telmate Cares. Telmate, a leading inmate communications provider, was founded in Ontario […]

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Tablet Technology Spreads Among Magic Valley Jails (Times-News)

TWIN FALLS • The era of inmates scratching marks in the wall for each day behind bars are long gone. For about a year, minimum and medium security inmates at the Twin Falls County Jail have used Adroid tablets to email select family members, access approved Web pages and play games. The program has been […]

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Usage of Telmate Inmate Tablets Surpasses 2M Minutes Per Month (WKRG)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2015 – From entertainment resources to connecting with loved ones, the Telmate Tablet provides incarcerated men and women with access to positive resources — all at no cost to the taxpayer. Today, the company announced a record-breaking 2 million minutes per month of total inmate usage. The Telmate Tablet provides […]

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Patent Provides Investigators New Intel on Criminal Activities (PRWeb)

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2015 – Inmate communications leader Telmate announced the issuance of a new patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,398,054) for an automated system that verifies inmate contacts with the outside world and tracks communications that may be deemed crucial to criminal investigations. The system, also known as “Telmate Verified,” provides a secure […]

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Corrections Hero Dedicates Career to Improving Lives, Inside and Outside Washington County’s Jail Walls Every month, San Francisco-based inmate technology leader Telmate recognizes one corrections hero for their dedication and leadership. This January, the company is honoring an exceptional man whose true passion is to serve his community, both inside and outside its jail walls […]

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Staying In Touch (Corrections Forum)

…video visits provide several key benefits. First and foremost is increased safety and security. “It relieves facility staff of their most dangerous burden: inmate transport,” says Jeff Hansen, Telmate. By physically separating inmates from visitors, he furthers, “a key mechanism for importing contraband, such as drugs, weapons, SIM cards, is shut down.”

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Foster Kids Visit Incarcerated Parents for Free with Telmate’s Kids GO First Program

San Francisco-based technology company Telmate announced its partnership with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Child Protective Services to sponsor children in foster care so that they connect with their incarcerated loved ones during the holiday season. The department reports they have approximately four children in foster care at any given time with an […]

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Telmate’s “Deck the Halls with Calls” Program Donates Free Calls to Inmates for the Holidays (PRWeb)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) December 15, 2014 – San Francisco-based tech company Telmate is donating over a million minutes of phone calls this year with its “Deck the Halls with Calls” program. The seasonal event gives inmates the opportunity to connect with their loved ones during the holiday season. “We know the holiday season can be […]

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New Patent Enhances Inmate Authentication Features (Seattle Pi)

Inmate communications leader Telmate announces the issuance of a new patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,903,060) for individual location tracking of inmates in detention environments. In June, Telmate was issued a patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,761,360) covering automated updates of an inmate’s assigned room based on terminal logins and related, secondary biometric authentication. This latest patent (8,903,060) […]

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Marion County Jailer is Telmate’s Hero of the Month Certified Jail Manager Barry Brady, and Telmate’s December 2014 Hero of the Month, embodies his title as a corrections leader. He began his career in the corrections industry in 1986 as a Corrections Officer with U.S. Corrections Corporation and over the years, has advanced through the […]

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Volunteers Show Kids to See World Through Positive Lens

Telmate has been partnering with the Western Treasure Valley Boys and Girls Club with initiatives to help ensure that kids steer their lives away from a life of crime. Known as “Telmate Cares,” Telmate employees volunteer their time to teach classes to disadvantaged youth every month with topics ranging from Graphic Design using Photoshop, Basic […]

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Telmate’s New Patent will Determine Call Rates per Location (CBS Channel 8)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) November 17, 2014 – In compliance with recent federal initiatives to reduce the cost of long-distance inmate calling rates, Telmate announced today the issuance of a new patent that will better and more accurately reflect calling rates. The new patent known as “Residence-Based Calling Rates, System and Method” (U.S. Patent No. 8,811,582) […]

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