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Old 11-27-2017, 01:54 PM
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Default Rumor? Next catalog coming out in three months will be offering tablets?

My husband is at oshkosh

The rumor is that the next catalog coming out in three months will be offering tablets

I think he said the were going to be 139.95

Just rumorville but hoping.

If it is true might not be avaliable to all of the prisons.
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:30 PM
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My husband is at oshkosh

The rumor is that the next catalog coming out in three months will be offering tablets

I think he said the were going to be 139.95

Just rumorville but hoping.

If it is true might not be avaliable to all of the prisons.
That would be awesome if they can get tablets!! My fiance has also heard thru the grapevine that they might be able to get tablets but he has not heard any potential timeline, just that it was a possibility for the future. We've heard that currently only a handful of WI prisons have access to the email system. My fianace is at Redgranite and we use the email system all the time. I wonder if they will offer the tablets to those prisons that have the email system first? Any ideas on what else they will be able to do on the tablets in addition to email?
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:34 PM
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My husband is at Oshkosh and they have email system.

I don't know aobut the others.

He heard music, and some books, email and that is all i know right now.

I hope I will order him one the moment it's avaliable.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:03 PM
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My boyfriend is at GBCI and he has also heard after the 1st of the year they will be able to buy tablets! They currently do not have email systems.
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:11 AM
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He told me that that the guys going through orientation right now are being told about them.

He is still in the X building for the newer guys.

I am excited to see how it works. Right now he only gets to send an email every 4 hours. It takes anywhere from 2 hrs-24 hrs. I have it pretty much figured out when someone is going through them and sending them.
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Any more info on the tablets? My son is still at Dodge on A&E waiting to be staffed but I was wondering if the rumors came true or not. Also I was wondering how many facility's in Wisconsin is email available?
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Any more info on the tablets? My son is still at Dodge on A&E waiting to be staffed but I was wondering if the rumors came true or not. Also I was wondering how many facility's in Wisconsin is email available?
I've heard that only a handful of institutions in Wisconsin have email available...I know Oshkosh and Redgranite have email for sure, not sure which other ones do. My fiance is at Redgranite and he has not heard anything specific about tablets coming soon. He did say that they mentioned tablets in orientation a few months back but they made it sound like "at some point in time we'll get tablets", nothing specific as to when. I would assume the new property catalog from JL Marcus will be coming out within the next couple months because the current catalog is titled "Fall/Winter". We have our fingers crossed for tablets to be in that new catalog when it comes out.
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My son was just sent to Oshkosh today, any info on the email system would be great !! Do I need to set something up on a web site or hows does it work?

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My husband is at Oshkosh and they have email system.

I don't know aobut the others.

He heard music, and some books, email and that is all i know right now.

I hope I will order him one the moment it's avaliable.
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Yesterday I got the new spring/summer Marcus property catalogs in the mail and didn't see any tablets in there. :-( My fiance is at a prison that has the email system and he hasn't heard any talk about them getting tablets.
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My husband is at oshkosh

The rumor is that the next catalog coming out in three months will be offering tablets

I think he said the were going to be 139.95

Just rumorville but hoping.

If it is true might not be avaliable to all of the prisons.
more information on tablets in prisons can be found in the community newsletter. Right now it is available in Oak Hill with full roll out maybe due this fall...they have been discussing this since 2016 however. So...don't hold your breath. Also information on inmate emails can be found on the same newsletter
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I have a friend who is in Fox Lake and told me in his last letter that they are getting the tablets soon and they will be $150 He said they are small, about 5.5 inch screens.
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thecommunity is a newsletter that can answer some questions. This site wont let me post a url so just google thecommunitydotwisdotwixdotcomslashhome please check out this site for the latest on tablet rumors. It is a newsletter created by former inmates and prison reform advocates in Wisconsin. They discuss all sorts of topics related to Wisconsin prisons and tablets is one thing they cover a lot. Not only do they have inside sourses from inmates, they also have inside sources from guards, admin staff, and of course "official DOC policy statements" on the matter.
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They are on access catalog now. You can't purchase them yet. My husband got the order form at osh kosh. https://www.accesscatalog.com/shop/i...=1075&State=WI
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Is this a catalog that only they can order from ?
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My boyfriend is at Redgranite and he recently heard the tablets would need to be ordered off canteen, not the website or catalog. The tablets aren't available for Redgranite yet either.
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My son is at Oshkosh and he said he never got any order form yet
They are hoping they can get them in October tho. He heard it can only be ordered from Access Securepak



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They are on access catalog now. You can't purchase them yet. My husband got the order form at osh kosh. https://www.accesscatalog.com/shop/i...=1075&State=WI

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