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PCS Awarded Telephone Service Contract for the State of Missouri DOC

Published: 07/26/2006


Los Angeles, California – August 1, 2006: Public Communications Services, Inc. the industry leader in providing inmate phone solutions to the Corrections Industry, is proud to announce that State of Missouri Department of Corrections has awarded a 5 year contract to PCS, Inc. for their offender telephone services, serving more than 31,000 adult inmates confined in 20 correctional facilities.

Director of Missouri DOC Larry Crawford said; " I am pleased that the cost of our offender phone system went from lowest in the nation to a cost even lower. I believe that the new technology being installed by PCS will be a benefit to our MODOC staff as well as the offender families."

PCS ' Offender Telephone Solution for Missouri DOC

PCS will install and maintain over 1600 new offender telephones throughout the State of Missouri Department of Correction facilities.

PCS' CEO Paul Jennings said; “With the State of Missouri and other recent DOC awards, PCS has positioned itself as the leading nationwide innovator of State DOC inmate communication solutions. This award is testament to our Company's long term commitment to providing the best integrated inmate communication services to correctional facilities and the growing need to deliver advanced yet simple to use solutions to correctional facilities, their inmates and inmates' families and friends. Our extensive experience in providing the right solutions with focus on delivering, maintaining and managing the services as promised are paramount to PCS' success and has made us the right choice for the State of Missouri DOC. I am grateful to the State of Missouri DOC for entrusting their inmate communications services to PCS, our team of highly skilled associates are very excited to begin serving this opportunity."

PCS' easy to use inmate telephone solution for Missouri DOC includes a state-of-the-art digital recording and monitoring system, flat rate debit, prepaid and collect calling, robust reporting, and complete project oversight during both implementation and ongoing maintenance. In the RFP bid process, PCS scored high marks and distinguished its services through their customer references, technical capabilities and detailed implementation plan.

PCS' proposed team for this project consists of 4 key corrections industry leaders. PCS as the Prime Vendor along with Huber & Associates, Value Added Communications (VAC), and ShawnTech Communications.

More about PCS

PCS, a pioneer in collect, debit and prepaid phone services, installs and maintains secure, reliable and turnkey inmate phone systems nationwide. For more than 20 years, PCS principals have specialized in inmate communication systems. Few companies in the nation have shown this kind of long-term commitment to inmate communications at correctional facilities. Federal, state and county prisons, as well as private institutions, have found PCS to be the smart solution to inmate phone services.

PCS has also been recently awarded similar inmate telephone services contract by the State of Montana, State of Idaho and State of Iowa DOCs. PCS has also received contract renewals with the State of New Hampshire and State of Vermont. In addition, PCS has recently taken over all of Verizon's inmate correctional facility accounts after Verizon's decision to leave the inmate telephone market. With the acquisition of this new business PCS continues to prove itself as the leading inmate telephone service provider to large state and county correctional facilities nationwide.
For more information on PCS, Inc. please visit our website

PCS Company Contacts:
PCS Vice President of Sales, Joe Pekarovic 310-954-3015
PCS General Manager of Sales, Steve Cadwell 310-954-5414 

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