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Why every Indiana inmate could soon have a tablet
By indystar.com- Ryan Martin
Published: 03/20/2017

A plan to put a tablet in every Indiana inmate's hands could help offenders stay connected with their families and improve their education, which are important ways to keep them from returning to prison.

But the plan is also raising questions about fairness.

Could a technology company providing specialized tablets made for prison environments take advantage of captive buyers to price gouge on purchases for games, movies and music?

Those are some of the benefits and possible pitfalls of an Indiana Department of Correction technology proposal which was first filed in January. The proposal also calls for a secure network and electronic kiosks across the prison system's 23 facilities.

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