Buzzow™ inmate messaging, a Boston based start-up taking prison communications by storm, appears to be the solution to this long-standing problem. Inmates and their supporters that are members of the Buzzow™ service can sign-up by having family and friends pay for the service through the Buzzow™ website -- www.Buzzow.com. Once the supporter goes through a short sign-up process which involves the supporter being assigned an exclusive My Buzzow™ message line phone number that the inmate places on their inmate call list, the account is activated and the inmate and their supporter can use Buzzow™ to send and receive actual voice and text messages.
Buzzow™ launched its business in January of 2013 under the former name “Interlinx,”
The real benefit of this service is that Inmates and supporters can use Buzzow™ to maintain healthy levels communication with the supporters that the inmate relies upon while incarcerated, and also those that the inmate will rely upon to help him or her re-establish stability upon release. “In an amazing synergy, the Buzzow™ service actually helps prison officials to reduce inmate stress levels. Inmates stress everyday over not having their calls answered when they need to get important messages across to their supporters; and even more inmates stress and even fight over the fact that other inmates hog the phones because they keep calling outsider supporters over and over again because they can’t get through. Buzzow™ reduces, and in some cases, completely removes these stress and tension levels,” Mr. Partin said in an interview about the start-up.
The company’s website boasts three separate service plans that range from $3.95 per month to $21.95 per month. “We have serious plans for the future of Buzzow™ both in messaging and re-entry services…we want to revolutionize the way that inmates communicate with the outside world, while being mindful that the institutions in which the inmates are housed in, have a duty to protect the general public as well. The best part about Buzzow™ is that institutions and correctional organizations do not incur any additional cost or obligation when inmates use our service; we are turn-key in the way that we operate,” said Mr. Partin.
Inmate supporters, attorneys, and prison officials can reach Buzzow™ at their toll-free number 1-888-661-8839 or by visiting their website at www.Buzzow.com.