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01/02/18 Secure Payment Services

Send money cheaper to your loved ones in prison
Unilink Technology Services is decreasing the Secure Payment Services fees

•    From 1st February the fee is decreasing by 20% 
•    Over 170,000 friends and family will benefit from this change

Unilink Technology Services, part of The Unilink Group, has negotiated reductions in the costs from our suppliers and we are pleased to pass these on to our customers.  The reduction is by an average of 20% in costs to the friends and families of prisoners.

Secure Payment Services enables friends and family to send money to prisoners in the UK that operate our services from any device with an internet connection.  Secure Payment Service is a safer, faster, more secure way to pay online, and the payments sent go directly to the prison. The service removes the need for cheques, postal orders and cash and is much faster.  Over 170,000 friends and family members of prisoners are using the service at present.


Francis Toye, founder and CEO of The Unilink Group and Derek Jones from Unilink Technology Services were honoured by Her Majesty The Queen with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. The event took place at the Buckingham Palace on Thursday, 14th July 2016.

Welcome to Emailaprisoner

Email a Prisoner has the following goals:    

To help family & friends communicate easily and frequently with prisoners.  

To reduce thoughts of self-harm/suicide through increased communication.   

To assist prisoners in preparation for release with multiple partner agencies. 

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Communication is a major factor in prison life and the lack of it can have horrendous consequences. Email a Prisoner offers a quick, efficient, secure alternative method of communication for prisoners their families, friends, legal professionals and related organisations -  meaning prisoners can receive more frequent and varied communication. Documentation continually states prisoners who are able to maintain family ties are 6 times less likely to re-offend.

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Secure Payment Services : Email a Detainee : Patient Mail

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