Launching Prisoners & Mental
Health Patients Online!
Justice Action is proud to introduce iExpress, the world’s first prisoner webpage and interactive email system aimed to empower people in prisons and forensic hospitals by bringing them into the digital world, reducing the divide and social exclusion that currently exists. They will now have the opportunity to access a new and exciting platform of self-expression and communication, free of charge. Our launch video is here.
The UK and the USA are currently working to improve prisoner and mental health patient’s access to information technology. A program was established on the ‘Write a Prisoner’ website in the USA in 2000. On this website, prisoners pay a fee to establish a pen-pal profile that includes personal information which can be viewed by potential pen pals. Pen pals could then correspond with prisoners by email whilst the prisoner could not directly respond. In addition to establishing a personal profile, prisoners can also establish career profiles with information regarding their education and employment history for future employment opportunities. ‘Write a Prisoner’ is also a platform for displaying prisoner artworks and poetry, and allows prisoners to upload blog posts. The success of this website is evidenced by its longevity and its continuing popularity and expansion.