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Old 10-28-2017, 06:43 PM
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I just received a call from my friend who is at Suwannee and he told me they were going to be allowed to purchase tablets.

He said they would be allowed to download music and videos from a kiosk. Also if you were on the approved telephone list you would be able to use FaceTime. He is at the workcamp and said they are currently installing the kiosk at the main unit. He said the current price is $179.00 but the price would be going up I think next month. He said they should have everything up and running the first of the year.

Has anyone else heard anything about this. I trust my friend but this almost sounds to good to be true.

Sorry if this has been posted previously but iíve been on vacation and have not been keeping up with the forum.

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I’m sorry but this should have been posted in the Florida News & Events forum.
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I’m sorry but this should have been posted in the Florida News & Events forum.
No, its good in FLDOC - What You Need to Know

It would be wonderful if Florida inmates could buy tablets....I hope your friend is right!
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I haven't heard but I wouldn't go buy one before it's approved in all Florida prisons private and state.
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I think Suwanee is private so it may be a little different. I think they are slowly going the way of tablets. My son had to replace his player (very long and still ongoing story) and after they sent the new one which has never worked, they discontinued that model and replaced it with a tablet option. What the tablet capabilities will be I don't know. I do know the phone system in the dorms is being updated.
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Here's the info from the DOC website. It isn't right that in order to upgrade they would lose all their songs. There are people who have spent lots of money on songs and they are going to lose them all if they get the new tablet. http://www.dc.state.fl.us/oth/inmates/multimedia.html

A few months ago they sold tablets then after having it for a few months they confiscated all the tablets and made it difficult to get the old MP4 back.
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Thank you for the link. I bookmarked it for future reference.

This sounds like a great way for family and friends to keep in touch especially those living some distance away. I just hope itís not abused.
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Thank you for the link. I bookmarked it for future reference.

This sounds like a great way for family and friends to keep in touch especially those living some distance away. I just hope itís not abused.
My understanding is that the email and video visits will be done at the kiosk. The tablets will be for music and movies.
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Can you imagine a video visit in the dorm?
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My husband is currently Suwanee Work Camp. They still do not have the tablets...and I havent been able to get any info. Does anyone have any updated info? All I can find is on DOC website and it says that they should be coming in Spring 2018.
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Wondering if state facilities got tablets now?
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Suwanee doesn't have them yet. We suspect they are gradually adding them in.
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Columbia Annex has their tablets! Got them last Monday. Video Visitation, video grams, music downloads, and pictures still have to be done at the kiosk. But he can email me from his bunk.. watch the video grams i've sent him.. I think theres educational stuff on there too! I love the tablets!

From my understanding the tablets are half off for the first few months?
My man got the mini tablet free because he had the other player they discontinued!
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Columbia Annex has their tablets! Got them last Monday. Video Visitation, video grams, music downloads, and pictures still have to be done at the kiosk. But he can email me from his bunk.. watch the video grams i've sent him.. I think theres educational stuff on there too! I love the tablets!

From my understanding the tablets are half off for the first few months?
My man got the mini tablet free because he had the other player they discontinued!
How do they charge? Can they get games and movies? What kind? Sorry for all the questions, but there is no info anywhere
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How do they charge? Can they get games and movies? What kind? Sorry for all the questions, but there is no info anywhere
They have charging stations. And they can only charge at certain times a day where my man is at. They can download games but Iím not sure what kind. I donít think they can download movies though. He did tell me the music is 1.99 per song.
I know he said he can set pictures as his background and write me while laying in his bunk!

Now Iím ready for them to get video visitation! Lol
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Columbia Annex has their tablets! Got them last Monday. Video Visitation, video grams, music downloads, and pictures still have to be done at the kiosk. But he can email me from his bunk.. watch the video grams i've sent him.. I think theres educational stuff on there too! I love the tablets!

From my understanding the tablets are half off for the first few months?
My man got the mini tablet free because he had the other player they discontinued!
My husband finally heard that they were coming to Suwannee sometime this week. I was going to ask how the purchasing process went, but I see he got one free. So, I am wondering how this is going to work.
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