Some South Coast Jail Inmates Now Have Access To Electronic Tablets With Educational, Self Improvement Content
1200 tablets donated to Ventura County jail system
Some South Coast jail inmates can now go to college, or listen to podcasts on subjects like addiction and mental health using donated electronic tablets.
A company called Securus Technologies donated 1200 tablets to the Ventura County Jail system. The tablets are set up to allow access to a number of free applications like educational programs, job databases and self-improvement podcasts. Inmates can also set up paid monthly accounts giving them access to movies and music.
The tablets are on a secure system controlled by the jail system, to prohibit illicit used of the electronics.
Inmates have access to the tablets and their educational content for free. The jail system doesn’t make money from the electronics, but is providing the service in an effort to help people better prepare for their return to the community. The company pays for the tablets through revenue from inmates who buy paid content like movies, and music.