INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Unisys Corp., Blue Bell, said today it has won the contract to build the next-generation federal inmate telephone system, potentially worth $96 million.
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons awarded the job, which calls for Unisys to provide program management support, installation of hardware and maintenance at more than 110 federal prisons.
The contract has a three-year base period and three one-year options exercisable at the government's discretion.
Unisys said inmates would be able to make calls three ways: by direct debit from their prison commissary accounts, collect, or pre-paid collect.