Colorado prison inmates will all have a computer tablet by the end of 2017, these tablets will be provided without any internet access, meaning that the use of Netflix, Facebook or any other online service will not be possible.
The 18000 inmates can use the computer tablets to order hygiene products. The computer tablet also allows them to communicate with the prison staff, and it also allows them to view their prison bank accounts.
According to KDVR, the tablets are being paid for by a Virginia-based companycalled GTL. The company is spending $800,000 to outfit Colorado prisons withthe tablets and video monitors.
The company makes money by charging inmates and their families for phonecalls, emails, video chats, music and game downloads.