Millicorp to Provide Next Generation Inmate Communication System for New Habilitation-Focused Prison to be Built in Wakita Oklahoma.
FORT MYERS, FL. May 12, 2011 - Millicorp, a nationwide provider of VoIP applications and services, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Corrections Concepts Incorporated (CCI) to open a new 624-bed, private/public prison facility in Wakita, Oklahoma. The facility, which will be known as "The Habilitation House," is designed for low to medium security adult male inmates and is expected to open in 2012. This revolutionary facility will be the first of four to be operated and managed by CCI in partnership with Millicorp, which will include a female adult facility, a juvenile facility, and a geriatric facility. Millicorp and CCI’s agreement calls for them to develop, deploy, and manage an advanced technology Inmate Communications System. Millicorp, the parent company of ConsCallHome.com, brings a unique vision to the inmate calling services industry that is focused on leveraging VoIP and other advanced technologies to design and deploy a cohesive and comprehensive next-generation inmate communication system.
Millicorp and CCI jointly understand the intersection between security and safety within a correctional institution and the capabilities of advanced telecommunications technology. Under its agreement with CCI, Millicorp will provide the design, hardware, installation, and maintenance and program management of the inmate and staff communications systems, which will include voice, e-mail, and video conferencing. The hardware and software for the project will be engineered by Millicorp in conjunction with the use requirements generated by, and with the assistance of, CCI. The design will follow the standard corrections facility and criminal justice requirements and will incorporate advanced commercial communications solutions.
The partnership is highly focused on allowing approved family members to stay in contact with their incarcerated loved ones by implementing a secure and affordable communications system. Concentrating on habilitation of the inmates is a central focal point for both parties and, as prison studies have shown, familial communications is instrumental in reducing recidivism rates. The president and CEO of Millicorp, Timothy Meade said, "It's time for prison telephone providers to join the 21st century by designing a top security system at economical rates for inmate users and, as importantly, their friends and families. With our experience and foresight regarding new technologies, we are excited to be the first to bring these concepts to the industry"
Bill Robinson is the CEO and visionary of CCI and the founder of the faith-based private/public prison facility and its pre-release habilitation program. The first Habilitation House will be located in Wakita, Oklahoma and is scheduled to be completed in 2012. Mr. Robinson interviewed several leaders in the prison telephone industry before deciding to partner with Millicorp. Mr. Robinson said, "Millicorp not only offered the most technologically advanced system, but they also understood the short and long-term benefits to society of restoring and reuniting families of the incarcerated."
Mr. Robinson's strongly believes that inmates must have the opportunity to become habilitated and the ability to re-enter society as reformed citizens. The partnership's mission is to become the leader in a nationwide trend in the restoration of inmates and their families by supporting new paradigms for offender habilitation.
Additional information and the project start date will be announced publically once it is confirmed.