The UK is considering the initiative to give inmates an iPad for work and communication with families. About it reports The Times citing a source in the Ministry of justice of the United Kingdom.
It is reported that the former head of the State penitentiary service Sir Martin Nari made a proposal to give prisoners the Apple tablet to work in the chambers and communication via Skype with the family.
“Prisoners spend much time in chambers, and we need to make that time more constructive. They meet once a week with your teacher, but doing exercises on grammar and arithmetic independently. We could consider the allocation of tablets for these tasks,” said Nari publication, adding that the prisoners would “give the iPad to work in the chambers and communicating with family”.
According to sources, the proposal is under consideration of the Ministry of justice of great Britain. The publication does not specify, at what expense are expected to exercise initiative, however, other media indicate that the tablets will be procured at public expense.
In addition to this idea, the official also offered once a week to invite a prisoner to a teacher. According to the publication, it’s supposed to do to reduce reoffending.
“When I joined the prison service in 1982, people were terrified prisoners from providing FM radio. There were concerns about the phones. Now serving a sentence can chat on Skype in real time with their children. We should use this technology for their training and linkages with family,” said Nari.
Earlier this year, the company’s JPY, specialized in production for prisoners, announced the creation of an electronic tablet. From the idea to give the prisoners the iPad refused almost immediately – the possibility of modifying the device are severely limited. As a result, a special tablet called JP5mini.
The tablet is designed primarily for remedial purposes. The developers plan to release a collection of specialized apps that “helped the prisoners to embark on the path of correction”.