Technology for a more rehabilitative corrections system

Ameelio democratizes prison communication and education technology. By connecting incarcerated people with support networks and vital resources, we cut recidivism and sustainably reduce prison populations.

What we do and why we do it

We are a tech nonprofit that works with correctional agencies and other stakeholders to achieve our shared rehabilitative mission.

With 95 percent of incarcerated people eventually returning to our communities, it is critical that the American incarceration system focuses on reentry and social integration. Decades of research show that sustained family contact dramatically improves post-release outcomes and significantly reduces recidivism, which is why we are working to increase the accessibility of reliable prison communications technology for all vital support systems.

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Unified platform

A full ecosystem of communication, education and reentry products

Ameelio’s ecosystem of products helps everyone — from families 
to corrections officials to educators and service providers 
— empowering successful reentry from day one.

We work with departments and other criminal justice stakeholders to identify how to best leverage communications and education technology to achieve our shared rehabilitative goals.

Ameelio brings hope into prisons and jails by increasing contact with families and expanding access to education, legal aid, vocational training, and reentry resources. 

Our products are built to reduce recidivism and infractions while improving the mental health and financial wellbeing of those impacted by incarceration.

All products

One ecosystem

Our individual products

Family Communications

Family Communications


Family and Friends

User-friendly for users and equipped with all of the security features needed to ensure safe communication. Ameelio supports video calling, voice calling, and messaging for families and friends.




Programs and Higher Education

Provide programming and instruction through Ameelio's custom Learning Management System (LMS), designed for incarcerated individuals with our added communication suite for virtual instruction.




Probation and Courts

Support a continuum of care by providing pre-release programming. Individuals on probation and parole can utilize Ameelio to continue accessing benefits and following their reentry plan.

Privileged Communications

Privileged Communications



Communicate with incarcerated individuals in a confidential and trusted ecosystem that supports direct communications and document-sharing.

Tablet & Hardware

Tablet & Hardware


Correctional Agencies

In addition to Ameelio working on any device already on-hand at facilities, we also provide correctional facilities with the option to purchase Ameelio’s own ruggedized, correctional grade devices.


Ameelio's video calling platform is so easy to use — it's going to save us COs an abundance of time, make our work more efficient, and get our prison population reconnected with their families at no cost.

Mike Gass

Iowa Correctional Officer


Maintaining family contact is a huge benefit to people behind the walls, it should not be a fanciful goal. I don’t view it as an extra privilege for a few. Of course people want to know what’s happening |behind the walls. I want there to be ease of communication and to make it as cost-efficient as possible.

Dean Williams

Executive Director of Colorado DOC


We really wanted to find a platform that would create that extra layer of security. We’ve had video visits from 44 states and 12 different countries. Incarcerated people have something to look forward to with these video visits. I can even see it helping with disciplinary issues internally and potentially shifting our culture. I think it gives people hope.

Dr. Beth Skinner

Director of Iowa DOC


Ameelio worked with our juvenile detention center to develop a platform for residents to have secure contact with their families, while also complying with PREA’s requirement for a truly anonymous way to report incidents. Ameelio customized the platform to fit our needs and did so expeditiously. Our system is live now, and we are very pleased with the benefits to our residents and their families.

Amy Sierra

Assistant Superintendent, Kane County JJC


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Ameelio is expanding rapidly across the country. Get in touch and bring leading tech into your facilities!

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