"I was recently released from the PADOC so I benefited from your free e-mails as an inmate. And I got to say it was HUGE for the men inside. It helped to lift our spirits and make a trying time more bearable. I also appreciated the Father's Day greeting. As one man put it That was the only Happy Father's Day I received all day."
-Kurt, SCI Frackville, PA
"I greatly appreciated the free visitation service that was provided during this unforeseen pandemic. With the facilities closed to visitors and a lot of people out of work it made a huge difference knowing that I could still talk with my loved ones without having to worry about how much I could afford to spare for visits that week. It also made a difference to my incarcerated loved one knowing that their family was safe. I really am thankful for the services that are provided and I think y'all are doing an amazing job"
-Krista, Douglas County Jail, GA
"I want to thank you for all you're doing for the families of the incarcerated. I benefit with other family members who can't afford calls daily so free calls is huge for us! Thanks for thinking ahead during this pandemic."
-Miriam, Pelican Bay State Prison, CA
"I think it's critical to an inmate's sense of well being and peace to remain connected to the outside world...free calls give everyone an opportunity to do that! I've used the free calls and find them very helpful"
-Illie, Richland Correctional Institute, OH
"Free calling has been a great way to reconnect my children and their father. Also to keep updates with him and his health since falling ill with COVID."
-Maria, Avenal State Prison, CA
"During this time of no visitation, the free calls have been a lifesaver for the inmates and have been an absolute blessing! Just to hear a friendly voice helps them keep their sanity. Thanks so much."
-Bill, New Castle Correctional Facility, IN
"Way to go the extra mile during this time of separation. That's a top notch move by you and you are setting the bar for everyone else. My family is so grateful. Thank you very much. The free calls matter!"
-Jeanie, Augusta Correctional Center, VA
"The free phone calls offered not only offers me peace of mind as a mother being able to speak with my daughter, but also relieves any unnecessary worry on how to pay for communication. I appreciate the thought and consideration you have put into this for families like mine. Thank you."
-Rebecca, Johnson County, KS
"The thought of not being able to communicate with my loved one, especially during these times with COVID19 is one I could hardly bear. Thank you for offering your free services to me and others like me so we can stay in touch with our loved ones. It matters more than words can express!"
-Penny, Robinson Correctional Facility, IL
"The free video call was really nice, it's been 6 weeks since my grandson seen his dad and for a 6 yr old that's devastating. But thanks to you he was able to see him not just hear him. Thank you so much for such a wonderful program and God Bless!!"
-Amy, Allen County Jail, IN
"I've been on both ends of the phone - I just got out on the 29th of June. It was amazing to have the free phone calls once a week, they really made a difference. Especially when money was short because of covid. The video calls were awesome ...We couldn't believe when they posted about the free calls. We thought that was amazing. It definitely made a difference in our daily lives to keep us positive so thank you very much."
-Beth, La Vista Correctional Facility, CO
"Thanks for allowing those who are struggling to stay in touch with those that may not have been able to. You have opened doors for those trying to rebuild damaged relationships."
-Erin, Plainfield Correctional Facility, IN
"Permanent free calling is wonderful!! The cost of having a loved one incarcerated is high and having free calls will make a difference for our family. It also gives our loved one an opportunity to call loved ones more often. Thank you for thinking of the families with loved ones incarcerated."
-Joann, Indiana Women's Correctional Facility, IN
"The free calls program has been wonderful!! I'm the only one supporting my son in there, and it's hard. This has honestly been invaluable. He's been able to call his son and other family members only because of this program. It's taken a bit of pressure off me, and I appreciate that immensely!! It's a great thing you're doing, I am very thankful, and I know my son is thankful!! Thank you so much for doing this, I don't think anything needs improved!!"
-Kristin, SCI Forest, PA
"I've enjoyed the free calls one day a week. My husband and I have gotten so much closer and my daughter looks forward to his calls! Thank you!"
-Susan, California Medical Facility, CA
"I love that my dad can call me multiple times a week and with the free calls it has really helped in building a connection and continuing to build a connection with my dad. He has been in prison for 20 years and being able to talk to him is amazing."
-Joanne, Morgan County Correctional Complex, TN
"Thank you so much for allowing my son to be able to talk to us so we can keep him encouraged during his time of incarceration. May God continue to bless & keep all the staff & the inmates safe. And God bless you for allowing this to happen."
-Alberta, Correctional Industrial Facility, IN
"Thank you GTL for providing inmates with free phone calls during COVID-19 pandemic. It was a relief for me to communicate with my son during this stressful time. As a mother you worry about your children no matter how old they are, what they have done or where they are. So to receive phones from my incarcerated son letting me know that he was ok and the facility that he is in was doing everything possible to keep the inmates safe. Thank you!"
-Lynn, Piedmont Regional Jail, VA
"My brother is in jail at a Maryland correctional jail, I'm not able to go down there and visit cause of kids and how far the drive is, I love being able to get a video call from him once a week I haven't seen my big brother this much in 6 years IÕm so happy about it .."
-Noelle, Maryland Correctional Facility, MD
"My grandson is in SCI Forest. I absolutely Love connect network. We can message back-and-forth. Which makes it feel like he's right next-door to me. I would recommend connect network to anyone. If you haven't tried it you really need to."
-Darlene, SCI Forest, PA