Elkhart County to provide tablets to incarcerated people through new partnership with Securus Technologies

ELKHART, Ind., October 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today, Elkhart County The Sheriff’s Office has announced that the latest prison industry tablets – the JP6S devices – will soon be available to those incarcerated at the Elkhart County Correctional Complex. The program for tablets, the deployment of which is scheduled for November 11, 2021, is made possible through a partnership with Securus Technologies, creating the possibility for individuals to access free reintegration and education offers, as well as high-end multimedia and communication services.

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JP6S tablets will allow incarcerated people to connect securely with their loved ones to facilitate more meaningful and frequent communication. Users can also access a range of free applications focused on reintegration and education including e-books, JobView job search app, KA Lite educational platform, law library, etc. . Inmates also have the option of signing up for a low-cost monthly account through the SecureView MakeMine program, which allows them to correspond with loved ones via email and make phone calls on the tablet, as well as access premium multimedia offerings such as movies, games and music.

“If we are to tackle recidivism rates in any meaningful way, then we need to take the provision of cutting edge technology to the prison community seriously,” said the sheriff Jeff Siegel. “This is exactly what we are doing with our new partnership with Securus to introduce tablets, which will modernize the corrections in Elkhart County and deliver results that our entire community can be proud of. “

The tablets are specially designed for the correctional environment and are equipped with shatterproof glass, security screws and a double shielded casing to prevent misuse. In addition, the operating system is designed to operate through a closed infrastructure, which means that incarcerated persons can only connect to a secure and private network that only allows access to functions approved by the institution. Tablets do not allow access to the internet or social networks.

“While tablet technology is ubiquitous in modern life, its game-changing potential for communication, education and rehabilitation remains elusive for far too many incarcerated Americans. ” noted Nancy Salisbury, vice president of sales for Securus Technologies. “We applaud Elkhart County for taking such an important step forward and providing his incarcerated community with new tools to stay in touch with loved ones and continue their rehabilitation so that they can have a successful second chance when they return to their community. “

Each JP6S tablet has a seven-inch touchscreen with earbuds. The tablets offer up to 32 GB of storage with a 13 hour battery life that can play up to 40 hours of music and are equipped with a 1280 x 800 screen. The technology monitors communications in real time and alerts correctional staff potential abuse attempts – a standard practice shared by all correctional facilities to improve overall safety.

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Based at Dallas, Texas, Aventiv Technologies serves more than 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and correction agencies and more than 1,100,000 people incarcerated across North America, Aventiv is committed to serving and connecting by providing products and services for emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, management of the information, incarcerated self-service and surveillance to make our world a safer place to live. For more information, please visit www.Aventiv.com. Aventiv is a Platinum Equity holding company. Founded in 1995 by Tom Gorès, Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve clients around the world.

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