Prison legislation recognizes the right of inmates to communicate periodically orally and in writing. The implementation of information and communication technology (ICT) innovations has provided an optimal context to guarantee this right to inmates without threatening the security of the prison centers and reducing the options of committing or directing acts contrary to the law in prison.
In this sense, advances in telephony and software systems have stimulated the development of specific automated systems for detention centers that are based on new telecommunication regulations of inmates, which favors the implementation of control systems and call management, as well as the shielding of telecommunications in prisons at very low cost.
Many countries, particularly developing countries, have regulated the communications of inmates with the outside world and have implemented automated security and software systems to make their prisons safer places, where standards are met.
ICP Consulting has developed commercial strategies for the implementation of telecommunication systems in prisons and detention centers in Africa and Caribbean regions.
These projects allow the modernization of telecommunications and spare the states investments in anti-vandalism systems, while enabling the control of the prison population in their communications with the outside world. Likewise, the implementation of these systems has strengthened the guarantees of the inmates’ communication rights and has reduced insecurity inside and outside the prison establishments, a fact that has been verified by technical and political leaders from countries with serious problems of management in their penitentiary system.