Tablets For South Carolina Prisoners

South Carolina News

South Carolina officials hope they can combat the dangers of illegal cellphones behind bars by giving inmates a different technological device.

The Corrections Director said he’s unveiling a tablet computer program.  

The devices will let inmates make calls home at a cheaper rate than pre-existing traditional calling programs.
He also says inmates won’t be able to use the tablets to communicate with each other.

The devices will have pre-loaded educational materials, as well as access to pre-approved streaming movie and music services via a secure Wi-Fi network.

The program will pilot at several prisons before issuing the tablets systemwide.
The tablets are funded via subscription plans purchased by inmates.

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