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APNewsBreak: SC inmates to get tablets for movies, calling


January 18, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials are hoping to combat the dangers of illegal cellphones behind bars by giving inmates a different technological device to communicate with family, obtain education and even purchase access to approved entertainment services.

Corrections Director Bryan Stirling told The Associated Press on Thursday that he's unveiling a program to provide tablet computers to inmates. With the devices, Stirling said, inmates will be able to make calls home at a cheaper rate than pre-existing traditional calling programs. They'll also have access to pre-loaded ed...

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