What is CorrLinks?
Languishing in prison with no communication with loved ones can be distressing. Consequently,www.CorrLinks.com was conceptualized to fill in this void. In a nutshell, CorrLinks is a non-public company that runs the Trust fund limited inmate computer system (TRULINCS), which is the prisoners’ email mechanism that the Federal Bureau of Prisons in the United States of America has put in place to enable the prisoners to get in touch with close relatives.
The service is available in the Federal prisons in Iowa, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Oklahoma. This email facility does not come with the advanced features of the conventional email, and its interface design is essential. You cannot send attachments like photos or files and can only accommodate 13,000 characters, equivalent to about two pages.
CorrLinks first went on test trial way back in 2005, after which it gained considerable momentum. TRULINCS is not a free service. Instead, the inmates must pay $ 0.05 per minute to either send or receive an email. Prisoners cannot use this facility in a way that will compromise the procedures of prisons or for anything bordering on criminality.
The prison’s authorities scrutinize the email communication, and if there is a misuse of the email facility, the email account of the culprit can be suspended. Similarly, some Government oriented prisons have another service called JPay operated by Securus Technologies that belongs to the correctional authority.
Non-prisoners can download a premium account app from google play, which is much more advanced and user-friendly.
The app comes with automatic alerts when a message is received, doesn’t require the user to log on to the cellular gadget each time the word trickles in. Also, the message is received quickly and earlier read messages remain in the inbox and do not require to be unloaded again. Keeps notes for 60 days which is longer than the average 30 days. The app allows the user to log in from three cellular gadgets.
How to Login to Corrlinks.Com?
- Register on www.corrlinks.com Login.
You need to first register on the website and have attained the age of majority, 18 years. Your names should be keyed in as they appear on your credit card for authentication purposes and just in case you need to be debited with some financial charges if you decide to migrate to the more advanced premier account later. However, you will not have leeway to email until you receive a request from an inmate.
2. Receive an Authentication Email in Your Inbox
Once you have registered as above, an email is sent to the regular email account that you have provided for authentication purposes. You’ll need to click on the link emailed to you to continue with the account setup. The link is valid for seven days only.
3. Key in Account Details
- Here you will be prompted to provide your address, city, state, country, Zip code, and both day and evening telephone numbers.
4. Select Correctional Agency
- Under correctional Agency drop-down, you can select the prison where the inmate you would like to communicate with is being held.
5. Log In
- Eventually, you are allowed to access the main menu where you can either decide to use email or text service or scale to Premier service, which is more advanced and comes with more features.
6. Log Out
- Once done, you may now log out, and the website will take you to the login screen.
CorrLinks is an excellent facility that goes a long way in maintaining the bond between the inmate and his close family members. It was well thought out, and more importantly, it helps to reintegrate the inmate into the family and the community at large upon his release from the correctional facility.