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Inmates in Northern Illinois County Jail to have Access to Tablets

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Prisoners housed at the Northern Illinois jail will get tablets that will function as a phone and for permitted classes.

According to reports from the Rockford Register Star, the tablets will be completely functional on Tuesday at the Winnebago County Jail.

Tablets in prison

The tablets won’t have internet browsing features, social media platforms, video, or camera functionalities. Rather, they are intranet-based and will only support content sanctioned by the sheriff.

The features will include anger management and parenting classes. Only prisoners with sufficient balance in commissary accounts will be able to make calls.

Prisoners will have access to the tablets from 8 a.m. to 10p.m.

A Winnebago County corrections officer and union vice president, Mike Delgado, said he paid visits to the Kenosha County Jail in Wisconsin that allows its inmates access to tablets. He said it reduced prison fights significantly.

Emmanuel O considers himself more of an artist than a writer. He loves reading and writing poetry and fiction, but on other days, he makes music. Emmanuel has written on diverse topics for many websites and is the author of three books his own. Currently, he’s a news reporter for loved ones of incarcerated people for Prison Rideshare Network.

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Emmanuel O

Emmanuel O considers himself more of an artist than a writer. He loves reading and writing poetry and fiction, but on other days, he makes music. Emmanuel has written on diverse topics for many websites and is the author of three books his own. Currently, he’s a news reporter for loved ones of incarcerated people for Prison Rideshare Network.

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