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Empowering prisoners through technology

Technology has the power to change lives. Especially in a prison environment. Unilink’s self-service kiosks allow a prisoner to take responsibility for activities that would normally be undertaken by prison staff. These include checking the balance of their private cash, choosing and ordering meals, and booking social visits, gym and education sessions. The impact of […]

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Families of prisoners want “In”

A survey before and after the vote shows drastic shift in opinions towards Brexit Unilink – a world leader in prisoners self-service and offender management asked the users about their view on Brexit before and after the vote 42% of the surveyed declared that they want UK to Remain in the EU a year after […]

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The power of communication behind bars

Can anyone imagine going by their everyday life without their smart phone, internet connection, without checking their emails and firing out text messages, using all possible communication channels? Hard to even think about that, isn’t it? According to the recent statistics Britons on average make 132 million mobile phone calls a day. On top of […]

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Technology Change in Prisons

Change in business processes is never easy yet in prison establishments it presents particular challenges. Prisons are tough environments where technology has often failed to contribute anticipated gains, but why? For obvious reasons most of us are not familiar with prison environments, but as a result of tensions, changes are viewed with suspicion, by both […]

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More Technology in Prisons will ensure better outcomes for all

UK Prisons are hardly out of the news these days: whether it’s a new TV program or an EU report on prison conditions. The Government has been working hard to make prisons more rehabilitative, educative and purposeful but changing takes time.  New technology can help with that change.  The recent introduction of laptops into Wayland […]

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