Telio telephone system to be launched for offenders

Namibia Correctional Services (NCS) under the Ministry of Safety and Security is set to launch a Telio Telephone system that will allow inmates to make phone calls to families and friend when they need to.

A statement issued on Friday by NCS Commissioner General Raphael Amunyela said, the Telio Offender Telephone System is a freely installed system from which offenders can make pre-paid telephone calls to relatives and friends, which will also assist in reducing government telephone bill on offenders calls.

It is one of Namibian Correctional Services rehabilitative initiatives introduced as an important contribution to institutional peace and social reintegration. The system is not only effective at reducing the government telephone bill on offenders' calls, but will go a long way in reducing security incidents in correctional facilities, said Amunyela.

The launch is slated for Wednesday 21 August at the Windhoek Correctional facility.

Source: Namibia Press Agency