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West Virginia prisoners get tablet computers


October 27, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Inmates in West Virginia prisons now have access to specially designed tablet computers.

The Register-Herald reports the tablets are provided at no cost to taxpayers by Global Tel Link through its inmate banking services contract with the prison system.

The tablets give the prisoners access to email, video visitation, electronic books, music, games and movies. They lack a normal Internet browser but do allow access to select websites, including educational and career sites.

Some apps cost money but free apps include Khan Academy, featuring 7,000 videos on such sub...

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