Jail is hard enough, we make it easier.

Helping someone in custody has never been easier, from sending letters, voicemails, court notifications, and more.


Reimagined jail technology

Everything you need to know if you or someone you know is in custody.

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All-in-one Custody Profile

Every person in custody is given their own unique page that can be shared with anyone.

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Text 2 Print & Ship Letters

Simply send a message in our app and we print and ship the letter for you.

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Send & Receive Voicemails

People in custody can call jail.app to create their own personal voicemail.

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Inmates using ChatGPT

By calling the jail.app, people in custody can have conversations with ChatGPT.

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Quick Links

Anything the jail.app doesn't yet offer, is still linked and easy to find on all profile pages.

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So much more 💫

We are rapidly developing revolutionary technology to transform corrections.

Voicemails, Anytime

Send and receive voicemails from people in custody at any time. We like to say, we built a super phone within a jail phone.

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Missed a call? Don't worry.

People in custody can call jail.app and send voice messages to anyone

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Missing someone in custody?

Any time of day, call jail.app and leave a heartfelt voice message to someone in custody. They can hear it when they get on the phone.

Text 2 Print & Ship

Send a message on jail.app and we print and ship the letter and provide you updates. Photos coming soon! Letters can drastically help someone emotionally cope during this tough time.

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Cost per letter

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Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly asked questions about jail.app from people on the inside and outside.

How do I use jail.app in jail?

During their phone time, they PREPAY call jail.app at +1 (312) 818 1063 to create an account for free with their booking info. Once created, someone outside must upload money for them to begin using the jail.app phone services.

How can I visit someone in jail?

Certain things like visiting someone in jail, putting money on their books, etc. are not available directly through the jail.app, yet. However, on any inmate page, you will see quick links for all these things.

How do I send a someone a voicemail?

Created an account at jail.app and look them up by Booking ID, upload money to your account and go to the 'Phone' tab and tap 'Record'. When they call the jail.app in jail, they can check their voice messages, save them and reply.

Can I send photos with the letters?

Not yet. We are working on a simple way for you to send photos. For now, you can send a letter for $1.50 cents and we print and ship it within 1 business week through USPS.

What is ChatGPT

Visit chat.openai.com to create an account and learn more. We allow people in custody to speak with ChatGPT, we're essentially giving them access to a super AI robot through the phone. They can gain mental health resources, education, legal knowledge and so much more through this.

Who created jail.app?

In 2022, Raza Zaidi was arrested in Chicago and the Zaidi family experienced the harsh reality of corrections first hand. Him and his brother, Asim Zaidi, a big tech software engineer, set out on a mission to make things better.