VendEngine Launches New Digital MailRoom Application for the Corrections Marketplace

By June 21, 2018November 20th, 202015 Comments

Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VendEngine, a cloud-based technology provider in the corrections marketplace, has launched its MailRoom module application to their comprehensive technology suite.

The new service provides a unique cloud-based platform for inmate families and others to utilize the free “JailFunds” app (available in the Android and Apple Stores) or the website to send free electronic messages to inmates including photos and other attachments. Inmates can respond to the messages on the VendEngine platform already utilized by hundreds of jail facilities.

“With the increase in opioids and other drugs being slipped into correctional facilities through the mail, our goal through this new application is to reduce physical mail by 80 percent while delivering a free instantaneous messaging component that people are used to outside of jail,” said Silas Deane, president of VendEngine.  “The reduction in physical mail is not only a time saver and safety boon for jail staff, it provides an extra barrier for those seeking to sneak drugs into a facility.”

“Statistics show that increased communication with family members can reduce recidivism.  That is why by making incoming electronic mail free, we have provided our county constituents with a free, no-cost platform to communicate with their incarcerated family members,” said Bernard Salandy, chief of the Rutherford County Jail in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

A benefit to law enforcement:  The VendEngine MailRoom application allows each incoming and outgoing message to be filtered through a keyword content filter and then delivered instantly to the inmate or family member or if flagged, set for review by the jail staff.  Additionally, jails utilizing this application now have access to all electronic messages for investigative and storage purposes, contact information and “six degrees of separation” technology that allows investigators to track communication from similar contacts across the inmate population. Jail staff can block any communications to outside parties on an individual or jail-wide basis and manage their own keyword filter functions. Any physical mail still coming into the facility is scanned and delivered instantly to the inmate and digitized for investigative purposes.

Join the discussion 15 Comments

  • Angela wells says:

    To whom it may concern;If like to sign up for the digital Mailroom… The inmates name I will be communicating with is Dale Shannon Rives inmate #53581 D. O. B. 02/09/1973.. This is new to me, so I’m not sure what all I need to do to get started, so if I could get some sort of feed back , or email it would be greatly appreciated… Thank You! Sincerely;Angela Wells

  • Angela wells says:

    Hey Baby;I just found out you were moved… Looks like I won’t be able to see u Sunday 😞 I hate it, cuz I really look forward to every visit, and phone call.. I’m gonna contact the jail to set up visitation in Bledso ok Baby… Plz call me Baby i miss talking to you!! I miss hearing your voice!! I miss you!! I love You Dale Shannon Rives

  • Kandi Perry says:

    Love you son

  • Michael says:


  • Janet Jeffries says:

    Love you Anton

  • Laurie Watt says:

    Megan T.. Mikie wants you to know how much he loves you. In case you didn’t know he is in jail. Minden. Doesn’t go back to court till next week I think. Then he has a fugitave Warrent from El Dorado to deal with. Idk how y can communicate with him.

  • Cheryl says:

    Richard wright call me I love u miss u need u 4234946716

  • I’m not sure how this all works..but I have a message for James R. inmate in Rowan County detention center in Kentucky.. I luv 6067966220

  • Michael Girdler says:

    Caleb girdler, Angelina county . Write me I love . I miss you and I am here for you . I will be here for you son.

  • Michael Girdler says:

    Of this doesn’t work somebody email me plz.

  • Melvin cannon simpson co kyBaby I love you so much missing you something horrible

  • Yesenia cervantes says:

    Hey My Bab Huey Jesus Calderon so just want to let yu know que te amo

  • Yesenia cervantes says:

    How can I email him

  • Yesenia cervantes says:

    I also want to register to degital mailroom inmate Jesus Calderon 8-19-1982 #74126298 can I get help in getting in communication with him thanks

  • it's right. Hawes says:

    I paid for messages and it tells me my email is invalid…What do I do because I no its right.

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