CA Jail Gives Inmates Computer Tablets, Good For Calming and Rehab


On the surface, the notion seems preposterous: Hand out Samsung computer tablets to dozens of Sacramento County jail inmates. But 40 of the tablets have been in use at the jail for two months, and officials say they have had virtually no problems, reports the Sacramento Bee. Inmates have used them to take classes toward high school diplomas, for parenting and domestic violence courses and, once they have earned enough points from studying, to watch preapproved movies or listen to music.

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