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Technology in Corrections - Tablets

Virtual Prison Visits Mean Some Prison Inmates Never See Family in the Flesh (2017)

"You might ask your friends this hypothetical question on social media or while relaxing with a beer: How long could you last if your only contact with the outside world was by video call?"

How tablets are helping us clean up our prison (2017)

The debate over prison reform seems sharply divided between those who want to see stricter sentencing and harsher punishment and those who want to move toward a more rehabilitative system.

Why correctional facilities should consider tablets for inmates (2017)

"For seasoned corrections officers, the notion of freely handing out expensive electronic tablet devices to an incarcerated population seems absolutely absurd. I was guilty of the same opinion until I took a deeper look at this new generation of inmate program management.

Tablet technology – Now Being Found in Strange Places (2017)

"The U.S. Department of Education reports that state and local spending on prisons and jails in the U.S. has increased at triple the rate of funding for K-12 public education in the last three decades. What a horrible revelation…enough to shock even the most cynical reader I suspect! 

The Wireless Prison: How Colorado’s tablet computer program misses opportunities and monetizes the poor (2017)

"The Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) is somewhat of an early adopter of emerging communications technology.

Company Offers Educational Tablets to Prisoners, with Mixed Results (2016)

"Over the past several years Edovo tablets have been adopted in jails in Alabama, California and Pennsylvania, as well as facilities operated by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

Android in prisons: Meet the man who put Galaxy Tab S2s in Rikers Island (2016)

"The concept is simple: Seed inmates with feature-limited Galaxy Tab S2s. The inmates typically have access to only educational and vocational apps, through in some cases they can use the tablets to read ebooks, prepare for upcoming court cases, or communicate with family members.

Pima County Introduces GTL Tablet Services to Inmates (2016)

"RESTON, Va., June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Tel*Link (GTL), the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government agencies, today announced that by working closely with the Pima County Corrections Bureau, it has su

A Tablet-Based Distance Learning Program Reaches Its Way Into Jail (2016)

"America has the highest prison rates of any nation in the world, but we do a poor job at providing opportunities for prisoners to turn their lives around using the time they spend in jail. A dwindling number of inmates have access to education programs today.

You've Got Mail: The Promise of Cyber Communication in Prisons and the Need for Regulation

This report is about technology offenders use to communicate with people outside a correctional facility and problems associated with such use.

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