Outside the Box Connections (OTBC) mission is to keep inmates connected with everything happening in the world and bridging the gap between family and friends. Research confirms inmates who keep in touch with family and loved ones on the outside helps reduce recidivism rates. With millions of incarcerated individuals having spouses, children, mothers, fathers, siblings, and inmates having such limited resources to stay connected, we recognized the dire need of bridging the gap and Outside the Box Connections was formed. We offer many products and services to inmates to help stay connected with family and loved ones, social media packages that allow the inmate to stay connected by having a proxy user run their social media page, update packages emailing the daily updates of local news, current events happening around the world, magazine services, book services, gift cards, local numbers, calendars, and much more. We look forward to hearing from you!
Social Media Services
Price $45 for 6 months | $70 for 1 year
OTBC STANDARD PACKAGE INCLUDES;
Facebook page which includes: picture posting, friend requests, people search, inbox messages, daily sports and news. OTBC will send the inmate the first 5 pages of their friend list in color for free; anything after the customer must have a retainer to cover.
Price $60 for 6 months | $85 for 1 year
Facebook page which includes: picture posting, friend requests, people search, inbox messages, news, sport news, unlimited Google searches, one (1) weekly E-card to be sent to any family member or loved ones, and photo printing/copying for up to 5 monthly pictures. OTBC will send you the inmate the first 5 pages of their friend list in color for free; anything after the customer must have a retainer to cover.
Price $75 for 6 months | $100 for a year
Facebook page which includes: picture posting, friend requests, people search, inbox messages, news, sport news, unlimited Google searches, daily quote of the day, horoscopes, joke of the day, politics, TV show short stories of your choice, two weekly e-cards to your loved one, photo printing/copying for up to 10 monthly pictures. OTBC will send you the first 10 pages of the inmate's friend list in color for free; anything after the customer must have a retainer to cover.
Price $45 for 3 months | $80 for 6 months
Tagged always customer to contact the hottest users on Tagged, check if messages you sent have been read, access VIP-only chat, and email support. OTBC will send the inmate the first 5 pages of their friend list in color for free; anything after the customer must have a retainer to cover. Upon sign up with Tagged, we will email the inmate the information needed for their Tagged account.
Price $30 for 6 months - $50 for 1 year
An important part of life is staying up-to-date with all that is going on in the world. Let OTBC e-mail your loved one daily updates of local news. Being updated with a variety of topics allows us fresh conversations with family and friends.
Any questions regarding Social Media packages, please feel free to contact us.
$10 each (quarterly – every 3 months)
Talk more for less and enjoy connecting with your loved one, without the worries of excessive phone charges. OTBC offers local numbers for $10 each. Customers have three days from receipt of their local number to answer back about any complaints for either a refund or to be given a different working local number. If the customer does not submit request within the three days, no refund will be issued. No exceptions! Note: OTBC cannot set up a local number for a prepaid phone nor VOP account.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Local Numbers, please contact us.
Regular paper – .50 cents per B&W copy or .75 cents per color copy, Photo paper – 4x6 (glossy finish) $1.00 per picture, 5x7 $2.00 per picture, 8x10 $4.00 per color picture
OTBC understands the importance of memories and keeping them alive. OTBC does picture printing you can text us photos to print out for your loved one whose incarcerated. (customer must have a retainer so we can deduct the photos from their retainer, minimum retainer $15.00) You can text us the photo(s) to 318-266-7275, please include your name and register numbers when sending. Any photos received without a name or register number will not be accepted.
Any rejected pictures will not be reimbursed. Photos must be within the bounds of the FBOP rules.
Book and Magazine Services
OTBC service charge $5 per book order
Our goal is simple: to provide your loved one with the books they want and searching for the best price. Simple: Just have your loved one email us the author and name of the book(s) they are looking for and we will respond back the cheapest price we can find!
OTBC service charge $5 per magazine order
The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of the world can be found in magazines. Let OTBC order any magazine subscriptions or single issues for your loved one. E-mail OTBC the request and we will send you the price of the magazine subscription/single magazine issue.
Gift Cards and Gift Boxes
Gift card amount: $25 or $50 (+plus $5 processing fee per gift card)
People who are interested in getting an awesome gift for someone, but aren't quite sure what to choose might consider a gift card. Upon purchasing any gift cards from our listed selection with each order, OTBC will include a greeting card “free” to the recipient of your choice. E-mail us the gift card you're interested in/inquiring.
OTBC Gift Packages
Gift packages vary between $30-$45
Everyone loves the excitement of receiving mail from a loved one! There’s nothing like the satisfaction of giving your loved one a perfect gift that shows how much you care about your relationship with them. Outside the Box Connections care packages are specially designed and filled with their favorite snacks, games, and goodies. Inmates can now purchase personalized gifts for their family and friends! Contact us for more information.
Pranks vary between $5-20 per prank
Have you always wanted to tell someone something, but didn't know how to do it? Well OTBC is bringing inmates the change to do so. Never had a chance to get revenge on your ex? Someone who pissed you off? Well, you know the saying "Don't get mad, get even". We stand ready to help get revenge and let these individuals know exactly what you think of them - All pranks are sent anonymously.
Our products are meant to be a lighthearted and humorous joke. You may NOT use our service to threaten, constitute harassment, violate a legal restraint, or any other unlawful purpose.
Drop us a line!
Better yet, e-mail us directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
We love hearing from our customers and their loved ones, feel free to contact us by e-mail or telephone during normal business hours.
Outside the Box Connections hours of operation:
Monday - Friday 7am-9am and 6pm-9pm