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Some Kansas jail inmates have access to tablet computers


January 3, 2021

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) —

Inmates at the Sedgwick County Jail now have access to tablet computers they can use for education, entertainment and staying in touch with family.

The jail started using the tablets provided by jail communications firm Securus Technologies in November. The devices include a number of free options, such as books and educational materials. The company charges $5 a month for access to premium services like making calls and downloading songs or movies.

"It's stuff we couldn't even imagine to offer before. It's very exciting for us to have," jail administrator Col. Jared...

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