MIAMI, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans buy pink-themed products in October to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but for some populations – such as the incarcerated - access to those purchases are limited or non-existent. This year, JPay partnered with the American Cancer Society to ensure that inmates can participate in the fight against a disease that takes thousands of lives each year. Typically constructed out of clear, polycarbonate plastic, JPay manufactured limited edition pink-colored JP5s 7" tablets and pink-colored tablet cases which are available in North Dakota, Ohio and Washington prisons, as well as the Northlake facility in Michigan. A portion of the proceeds from each purchase benefits the American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
The pink-colored JP5s 7" tablet comes with all the bells and whistles as the clear model, including music, games, education, email and much more so inmates can stay connected with their loved ones! However, the pink model physically symbolizes an inmate's support in the fight against breast cancer, demonstrating that even while serving time, offenders can play a role in eradicating diseases and positively participate in the community.
"Sadly, it's rare to meet someone who has not been affected by breast cancer, which is why we felt compelled to create the opportunity for inmates to participate in the fight against the disease," said Errol Feldman, CEO of JPay. "For inmates, the pink-colored tablet and cases are tangible representations of their passion for the cause, something they own and use every day, not just a simple receipt from a monetary donation. It means something more."
The pink-colored tablets are priced the same as clear tablets, however JPay will donate $10.00 to the American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for every pink-colored tablet purchase, as well as a $3.00 donation for every pink-colored tablet case.
"We feel very fortunate to have been selected as the beneficiary of this creative initiative," said Margarita Orta, Senior Market Manager, Community Engagement for the American Cancer Society. "This effort allows inmates to give back and help others regardless of their state and limitations. We all have a role in the fight against breast cancer and together we are stronger than cancer."
JPay, a Securus Technologies Company, designs, builds and deploys its technology to prisons and jails across the country, establishing correspondence to help educate and rehabilitate offenders. Serving more than 1.9 million offenders and parolees in 34 states, JPay makes the corrections process more convenient for offenders and their loved ones, while modernizing processes and increasing intelligence capabilities for corrections facilities. Products include money transfer services, tablets, email and video communications, education, games, music and more.
About American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 23 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. We're finding cures as the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
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