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Calling Service Gives Away 3.8 Million Minutes to Inmates


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Providing free minutes to inmates is a key component of Telepigeon's social missionto help reduce the chances of prisoners re-offending.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 09, 2014

Telepigeon, a telephone calling service for prison inmates, has given away 3.8 million free minutes to help inmates stay connected to loved ones. This has saved families about $646,000 since January 2014. Telepigeon was the first company of its kind to provide prisoners with free minutes.

With the minutes each month, inmates can call any friend or family member who is signed up with Telepigeon, making phone calls less expensive. This benefit is a key component of the companys social mission, to help reduce the chances of prisoners re-offending. Thousands of inmates across the country are already subscribed to Telepigeon.

We truly believe the millions of free minutes weve given away so far is making a difference in the lives of inmates and their families, said Telepigeon Founder, Frederick Hutson. As a former prison inmate, I know the heartache of limited connection to loved ones and the important role it plays in transitioning back into communities. Being able to help inmates and society as a whole is a great feeling.

When users sign up for Telepigeon, they automatically receive an easy-to-use local number, which they can receive calls on using their existing phone line. Free minutes are provided each month. After those minutes are used, affordable plans start at less than $5 per month. Families can save up to 80 percent compared to traditional prison calling systems. Other advantages include a fully-automated system, immediate activation and no set-up fees.

Telepigeon is powered by Pigeonly, a platform that identifies and indexes information on the nation's incarcerated then transforms it into useful and valuable information that connect inmates and society, benefiting both. More information is available at http://www.pigeon.ly.

Pigeonly also powers Fotopigeon, a photo-printing and sharing service geared toward making photo sharing seamless and affordable through its unique features and application and ultimately keep the incarcerated and their friends and families connected. For more information, visit http://www.fotopigeon.com.

About Telepigeon
Powered by Pigeonly, Telepigeon provides low cost phone connections between the disenfranchised and the free world. Telepigeon drastically lowers the cost of inmate's phone calls by providing an easy-to-use local number. Visit http://www.telepigeon.com for more information.

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