NASHVILLE, Tenn. , May 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VendEngine, a cloud-based technology company specializing in the corrections industry, announced today that the company has entered into a partnership with INNERTAINMENT Delivery Systems (IDS), a leader in providing entertainment, educational products and services for inmates nationwide.
Under terms of the arrangement, the two companies will work together to expand the current VendEngine suite of commissary software products to include entertainment activities such as books, movies, music and games. Additionally, the VendEngine system will now include IDS’ Learning Management Systems, which include educational content such as GED/ABE, life skills, PTSD, and abuse rehabilitation. The companies will offer this technology on their inmate kiosks and tablet devices.
“IDS offers superlative components, which increase educational access while reducing costs and recidivism,” said Dr. Turner Nashe, President of IDS. “We take the guesswork out of how to offer content to the county markets. By partnering with a company like VendEngine, we can expand our product offerings at county, state and federal levels.”
With software specifically modulated for each facility’s individual needs, the two companies will offer a full suite of services to revolutionize the way inmates access this content. Tablets will be complete with commissary ordering, phone partnership integration, applications for education, and secure platforms to communicate with family and friends, online counseling services and much more.
“Our primary goal through this partnership is to provide jails and prisons with meaningful tools that will be a true step toward reducing recidivism among inmates,” said Silas Deane, President and CEO of VendEngine. “Used correctly, these technology platforms can easily play a leading role in improving and rehabilitating inmates.”
IDS is a Nashville-based technology company, which offers configurable cloud-based learning management systems, customized educational apps and content. IDS also manufactures customized tablet PCs for the jail/prison space. We have access to over 20,000 educational titles from the top 15 publishers of textbooks, trade publications and magazines. We also offer music, movies and other curated content. Our mission is to increase access to education, while simultaneously reducing cost and recidivism.