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Old 10-05-2017, 11:34 AM
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The traditional objection to allowing inmates to use the internet and social media—that prisoners inside will use it to get information about their victims and hector them from behind bars—are weak. From what I saw, anyone with total disregard for the rights of others had already long forgotten about any victims.
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I don't see this ever happening. I can think of so many problems that internet access would cause.
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This isn't going to fly without an unholy amount of cross-checking and monitoring. And I'm only thinking of domestic violence victims.
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Yep. This is not something I will be pushing for here.

Makes you stop and think though.
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I'm with all of you above but I'm also thinking of my boyfriend who's been in for almost 24 years with an outlook to be released within a few years. I personally would appreciate if he would get (limited and supervised) access to things like the Internet and/or anything that has been invented, developed and used within the past decades - as part of a training for coming home.
The re-entry back into the "free world" will be hard enough as it is - just thinking, when he went in he was technically advanced by having an answering machine - so why don't get them prepared also in other ways?
Internet can be supervised and restricted but some training on computers would be great beyond using "Word" or "Excel"...
The world evolves so fast and things change that I even sometimes have a hard time keeping up...
Just thinking out loud... but I hear all your concerns which are totally valid.
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This isn't going to fly without an unholy amount of cross-checking and monitoring. And I'm only thinking of domestic violence victims.
Yep. i agree.
and being a former DV victim, i was thinking the same as you, Nimuay.
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Well in North Korea (of all places), their "world wide web" consists of a very limited number of websites. It could be possible to setup a little intranet to train the inmates on how to use new technology. But that would be limited and not allowed to actually make contact with others outside. That might work.
This was my thought, as well. Plenty of workplaces limit internet access to a slim number of intranet type scenarios. Not sure why that's not an option here. I understand that there will always be the bad-apple potential, but that exists in every opportunity afforded to inmates. This could be implemented on a merit basis. I suppose cost of creation and implementation is somewhat prohibitive unless they tied a profit margin to it somehow, like inmates being able to buy internet time like they do phone time.
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