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Electronic Communications

Text Messaging, Video Calls, and Emails

There are a number of ways to communicate with your incarcerated friend or loved one electronically. Keep in mind that like all inmate communications, text messages, video calls, and emails are monitored. Keep in mind that messages may be delayed when being reviewed for unauthorized content.

Text Messaging

Telmate offers a text message service that inmates can use on a tablet or kiosk in their facility, though there are fees associated with the service. You can send or receive text messages using your Telmate account. Learn more about text messaging.

Video Calls

Telmate also offers a video call service, where you can communicate with your incarcerated friend or loved one in real time. This service is available when you log into your Telmate account from a personal computer. Learn more about video calls.


You can send an electronic message (similar to an email) and photos to an inmate through Access Corrections. Keep in mind that Inmates must have an mp4 player to view these messages, or will need to pay a fee to have the message printed.
Learn more about electronic messages.

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