Derek Jones founder of Email a Prisoner is moving roles.

Derek will now be spearheading a new venture ‘Virtual Business Academy’ for offenders and
ex-offenders whose wish is to find employment through business start-ups, self-employment and such like.

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Derek says - “I would like to thank all the people I've met on this journey so far and look forward to reacquainting and making new contacts over the coming weeks and months. I'm looking forward to new challenges and to continue working with the Prison Service to find entrepreneurs. I am very proud of my achievements with Email a Prisoner & our new Secure Payment Services and, intend making the academy another success. Unilink Software and the majority of prisons continue to be a great source of support and encouragement and I thank them for this.....”


Unilink Software to offer ‘joined up’ prison rehabilitation services through acquisition of Prison Technology Services

Unilink Software, the market leader in “Prisoner Self-Service” technologies, has acquired Prison Technology Services in a move which will enable enhanced family contact for prisoners, improving their chances of rehabilitation and reducing prison costs.

From January 2013, Unilink Software kiosks and in-cell devices will offer Prison Technology Services’ ‘email a prisoner’ and ‘secure payment functions’, alongside Unilink’s biometric prisoner self-service technology, in a number of private prisons.

Commenting, Francis Toye - Managing Director of Unilink Systems, said:

“What really attracted me to Prison Technology Services was their energy and enthusiasm. They have real expertise in the provision of prison services and this link-up has excellent synergies for both organisations. PTS has been phenomenally successful with over 90% of UK prisons using their services and, together with Unilink’s technology, we believe we can satisfy the competing demands of NOMS, prisoners and their families in future.”

Derek Jones, founder of Prison Technology Services, commented:

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Unilink; a company whose technology I have been extremely impressed with having seen its kiosks and handheld devices in action in prisons across the UK.”

“This partnership gives us a real opportunity to make a difference. By linking Prison Technology Services with Unilink we will not only be able to extend our services to a greater number of prisoners, aiding in their rehabilitation and resettlement, but we also hope to generate significant efficiency and cost savings for prison authorities.”