PENNSAUKEN, N.J. — Lattice Inc., a Pennsauken-based cloud-solutions provider of inmate management network systems for correctional facilities, will now provide inmate telecommunications services at a 101-bed correctional facility in Texas. The company’s new contract with the Winkler County Detention Center in Kermit will expand the company’s footprint in the country’s second largest corrections market. There are approximately 248,000 inmates currently incarcerated across more than 500 county and state corrections facilities in Texas.
Lattice has been providing inmate solutions in Texas since 2011. The Winkler County Detention Center is the company’s eighth facility installation in the state and will include the firm’s ICON (Integrated Corrections Operating Network) platform. ICON is an integrated communications system for correctional facilities that offers telephone, voicemail, video visitation, e-mail, text messaging and social media services. The platform also includes a facility management and accounting package that enables management of all prison processes, including telephone calls, commissary purchases, point-of-sale kiosks, biometrics, booking and incident reporting, as well as automated payment processing, billing and accounting.
“We continue to gain sales momentum in Texas and other states nationally, and we anticipate nine additional contract awards over the next three months,” said Paul Burgess, the firm’s CEO, in a statement. “With more and more facilities recognizing the cost-effective operational improvements provided by our technology solutions, we’re in an ideal position to grow significant market share in the quarters ahead.”
The company has also expanded its reach in other regions, completing telecommunications and video visitation installations at a number of correctional facilities across the country since the beginning of 2014. Earlier this month, the firm announced the completion of a 32-station video visitation installation at the newly constructed Coffee County Jail in Manchester, Tenn. Prior to that project, Lattice Inc. outfitted the Richmond City Justice Center in Richmond, Va., with a 146-station system that will serve the facility’s more than 1,000 inmates.
In June, the company announced it had also received certification from the Alabama Public Service Commission to begin providing telecommunications services to correctional facilities across the state.
“Lattice currently operates in 26 states nationally, providing a suite of technology sales and services, including our high-demand video visitation technology for correctional facilities,” Burgess said in a statement announcing the commission’s decision. “With this certification in Alabama, we are now certified to provide telecommunications services in 14 states across the country.”