Advanced Technologies developed CorrLinks to let people text with friends and families who are currently serving sentences behind bars. If the state allows such communications, you can reach out to loved ones through this subscription-based application.
Communications from jail
You can be in contact with loved ones in correctional facilities and not fall out of touch.
With the Department of Corrections and Federal Bureau of Prisons authorizing CorrLinks, you don’t have to worry about any legal issues arising. You can communicate with those behind bars by subscribing first to the service. Once you do that, you can then download and use it.
The main problems that arise with the software are the poor user interface. It does not have the smooth look that other messengers like Whatsapp have. The design is outdated and lacks any intuitive aspect.
Slow connection speeds are also a hindrance. It may take one to three hours for a single message to be delivered. However, it does not require a Captcha, which is typically needed for secure communications to inmates.
Where can you run this program?
It can be used on Android 4.0 and later.
Is there a better alternative?
No, there are no other options for this type of communication, as authority authorization is first needed. There is also CorrLinks Video; however, it is severely limited by time and offers face calls only.
Overall, if you wish to get in touch with someone in prison in one of the supported states, this app is the only one for you. However, the experience is okay with notifications and ease of entry into the program. It does suffer from design problems and speed issues.
Should you download it?
Yes. It is the only option for this sort of communication.