San Francisco inmates getting computer tablets

Oct 22, 2014 1:25 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some San Francisco jail inmates are getting computer tablets that they will be able to use to do homework, read novels and prepare for their criminal cases.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the tablets will be distributed to more than 100 inmates starting Wednesday as part of a two-year, $275,000 pilot program.

The inmates will only be able to access four secure websites that include a law library. They will also have access to a calculator, an education application and an education curriculum developed by the jail's Five Keys Charter School.

The tablets were developed by New York-based American Prison Data Systems. CEO Chris Grewe says the company also provides tablets to juvenile jails in Kansas and Indiana and an adult prison system in Maryland.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle

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