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.