BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SecurusTel announced today that it has implemented a new way that prison inmates and families of prison inmates can save money on long distance jail calls made from jail to any U.S. or international phone number. The new service reduces the abusive long distance charges billed by City, State and County Jail facilities. A typical long distance jail call can cost as high as $5.00 per minute while customers using SecurusTel's new service can "save" as much as $4.50 per minute. The SecurusTel service costs only $29.99.
According to Steve Williams, SecurusTel's CEO, "Inmate Calls have always been a huge source of revenue for the U.S. Jail System. Inmate families cannot afford the high costs and the resulting lack of communication between inmates and their families creates irreparable damage to all."
The Federal Communications Commission ruling on October 22, 2015 issued an order to reduce rates for interstate and intra-state jail calling rates buy over 50%, however, the State of Oklahoma is suing to stop the order form taking effect based on constitutional grounds. The SecurusTel Inmate Calling Service exclusively works to reduce the high cost of long distance jail calls with inmates located in jails that utilize Securus as the jail facility's phone service provider.
SecurusTel also provides a unique postcard mailing service that enables a customer to automatically send a postcard to their inmate from their online account for just $0.99
Several important studies have proven that inmates able to maintain contact with family members and especially their children have a reduced rate of recidivism and become generally more productive citizens upon existing jail. Estimates show that over 2.8 million children would benefit from increased communications with their incarcerated parent proving why this is such an important issue to resolve.
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