• Can screen time replace the warmth of a hug? Prisons make a big push on devices

    2 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    As prison tech vendors Securus and GTL roll out tablets and video conferencing, controversy is erupting over plans to use the devices to replace postal mail, physical books, and even in-person visits.
    Prisons aren't usually thought of as high-tech environments, but increasingly, when U.S. inmates connect with the outside world, they're doing so through a digital screen. Vendors are offering tablets, e-readers, and even video-conferencing technology to replace books, physical mail, and even in-person visits at prisons throughout the country. The companies cite convenience and a need to curb...
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