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[April 25, 2005]

Arkansas Introduces Online Inmate Banking Deposits at www.Arkansas.gov

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --(Business Wire)-- April 25, 2005 -- Sending money to prisoners is now much easier for families and friends. The Arkansas Department of Correction has teamed up with the Information Network of Arkansas to offer a new service that accepts online deposits to inmate accounts. This fast, easy, and secure system is available through the state's official Web site at www.Arkansas.gov.

Sending money to inmates used to be slow or costly. Before the online service was introduced, family members and friends could only send money by wire transfer or by mailing a cashier's check or money order, and overnight delivery often cost as much as $14.00. Funds can now be charged electronically to Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit cards, and payments are processed immediately through Arkansas.gov's secure payment server.

Arkansas has more than 13,000 inmates, and approximately 200,000 online deposits were processed in 2004.

"This new online payment option will reduce the administrative burden for our agency and also save time and money for family members and friends of inmates," said Sheila Sharp, Assistant Director of Administrative Services for the Arkansas Department of Correction.

Credit card holders should visit the state's official Web site at www.Arkansas.gov to make online deposits. Users can select inmates by ID number or by searching the Arkansas Department of Correction's inmate population database. Credit card transactions are verified instantly to provide inmates with quick and easy access to funds.

About Arkansas.gov

Arkansas.gov is the official Web site of the state of Arkansas (www.Arkansas.gov) and a service of the Information Network of Arkansas. The Information Network of Arkansas is a collaborative effort between the state of Arkansas and Arkansas Information Consortium that helps Arkansas government entities Web-enable their information services. Arkansas.gov was built and is marketed, operated, and maintained by Arkansas Information Consortium, a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (Nasdaq:EGOV).

About NIC

NIC manages more eGovernment services than any provider in the world. The company helps government communicate more effectively with citizens and businesses by putting essential services online. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for 2,000 state and local agencies that serve more than 55 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at www.nicusa.com.

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