Should We Allow Computer Tablets In Prison University Of South Carolina Palm 493 South Carolina History

912 words - 4 pages

Shannon 4
Mary Shannon
N. Lawrence
PALM 493-4K
24 Jan 2019
Allowing Computer Tablets in Prison
South Carolina Department of Corrections director, Bryan Stirling, is proposing a program to allow computer tablets in our state prison system. The State newspaper reporter Emily Bohatch reports Stirling is considering allowing prisoners to have access to computer tablets. Stirling states this would possibly decrease violence in prisons, help with prisoner’s educational goals, cut down on illegal cell phone use and provide a solution for employee shortages in the prison system.
A plan on how inmates will access tablets in still unclear. There is consideration to allow prisoners to check out tablets or to buy a tablet through the prisoner commissary. Subscriptions to entertainment applications for movies, music, and games would be available to be purchased by inmates. The tablets would have preapproved applications and would use a “highly-secure customized Android operating system that has been modified to permanently remove features that could present potential security risks.” Says Chris Ditto, the senior vice president for Research and Development at Global Tel Link – a company that runs the tablet program for prisons. Inmates will only be capable of connecting to a network run by this company.
Violence in prison is a frequent occurrence. Gang members in the prisons are known to control the use of phones. Stirling thinks “the program will create a safer environment inside South Carolina prisons.” If tablets were allowed in prisons, inmates would be able to make phone calls and email their families from the privacy of their cell. Currently prisoners wait to use the phones in a common area of the prison. The tablets will give inmates a reason to spend more time in their cells. “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop, as they say,” Stirling said. “We just need to keep them busy.” Tablet usage would be monitored by prison staff as the telephones are now. Fitsnews reports the correction officers will have “total control over the network, and total control over each individual tablet (including whether inmates were allowed access to their tablets at all).”
The tablet program would also help with prisoner’s educational goals such as obtaining a General Education Diploma (GED), allowing prisoners to study for their GED and access online classes in the privacy of their cells. Gary Mohr, the former director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation Corrections, said the program allows the prison system to “return people to the community better than when they came to us.”
Illegal cell phones have become a major problem for the prison system. Several inmates told The State they buy illegal cell phones because making a call through the prison’s current system is very expensive. The cost of communicating with inmate’s family members via the tablets would...

RELATED

Hope in The Great Gatsby and The Hunger Games - English 102 - University of South Carolina - Essay

2129 words - 9 pages is split up into 12 districts and the Capitol. The Capitol is the richest area of all Panem, and its border districts 1 and 2 reap many of those benefits. Districts 3-12 are living in the poorest of conditions and are forced to cultivate their resources and send them to the Capitol. In the movie, we can see an in-depth look at poverty in district 12. In the opening scene, Katniss is hunting and Gale brings her a piece of bread. Her eyes widen and

Why people should have the option to die with dignity - English 102 - University of South Carolina - Research Paper

2206 words - 9 pages suicide is morally correct, it is about whether or not a person has a right to choose when they die. Should someone who is terminal and is going to spend the rest of their lives in unbearable pain have a choice in whether or not they want to suffer? According to Dr. Faye Girsch of the Hemlock Society, “we get calls daily from desperate people who are looking for someone like Jack Kevorkian to end their lives which have lost all quality... Americans

Matthew Arnold Dover Beach Analysis - University of South Carolina English 101 - Essay

1057 words - 5 pages , really isn’t there, and that the misery that humans experience is never going to stop no matter who or what you have in your life. Works Cited Arnold, Matthew. “Dover Beach.” Handout, English 101: Critical Reading and Composition, University of South Carolina, Fall 2018.

For as long as we can remember America has always been closely associated with racism - South San Antonio High School/ Goverment 1301 - Essay

2001 words - 9 pages Racism in america By: Alexis Cervantes Cervantes 1 Alexis Cervantes Mr. Ybanez Government DC 8 December 2015 Racism In America For as long as we can remember America has always been closely associated with racism. Racism is something everyone has witnessed and or experienced, man individuals become victims of racism and aren’t even aware of it, It was created socially, primarily by how people perceive ideas and faces, we are not quite used to

Advantages and Disadvantages of Networking - South University - Assignment

2848 words - 12 pages robustness. Hey, remember that system shutdown from the one main computer we talked about earlier? Well, it still is down. In the event that it still remains down, many networking systems use a computer port as a file server. In this type of system, the settings and maintenance become easier to maintain…but not completely foolproof. Computer viruses and Malwares. The concept of computer viruses and diverse malwares are just as common today than they

Liberty Recycling Strategic Analysis - University of South Australia, MBA - Essay

2114 words - 9 pages customer offering grossly similar to major competitor, advantage due to supplying own Steelmaking Facilities. The values of Liberty Recycling as outlined in detail in the “Our Values” attachment are: Family; We will embrace all stakeholders as members of our extended family. Sustainability; We will operate our business for the long term and build a legacy for the future. Change; We will be courageous, maintain an open mind-set and continually

discussion of theories Maslow Herzog - South University Online - Management

1044 words - 5 pages together and become a very important part of an individual’s personality. Value represents one’s convictions in what someone believes in. An example would be if you are looking for an employee to be loyal. This would mean that faith is a part of their personality. A person’s value is the foundation our attitude and we act. There are also six types of values; 1) Theoretical value - which represents truth 2) Economic value – emphasizes usefulness

Cosmetic surgery should be banned in South Korea - Foundation Studies - Essay

1273 words - 6 pages saw the advertisements about cosmetic surgery eventually because advertisements were showed in everywhere. It encouraged people to do plastic surgery. In my opinion, cosmetic surgery should be banned in South Korea. Cosmetic Surgery violates human ethics. Because every human’s look is nature (Elfving-Hwang, J 2013). Appearance of human is a gift from the god. People should be thanksgiving but not do cosmetic surgery instead. Once you have done

The Opioid Crisis: Current and Past Policies - Coastal Carolina University/English - Argumentative paper

1540 words - 7 pages even employ the death penalty in certain situations (Explainers). We should also expand the opportunities for proven treatment centers for opioid addiction and Trump and the government will hopefully try to destroy the roots of this problem (illegal trafficking and overprescription), but the drug will obviously still be harming people's’ lives all over the country. Now, playing devil’s advocate, we should reconsider using narcan after a certain

Civil War Essay - Differences of the North and South - Monash University, ATS1320: Nations at War - Essay

1649 words - 7 pages (New York: Oxford University Press, 1980), 16] [6: Avery O. Craven, Civil War in the Making 1815-1860 (Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press: 1959), 38-39] [7: Avery O. Craven, "Why the Southern States Seceded," in The Crisis of the Union 1860-1861, ed. George Knoles Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1965), 65.] [8: Robert Barnwell Rhett, ‘South Carolina’s Address to the Slaveholding States’, (South Carolina secession

possible beginning points of South Asian cultural history - Asia 208 - Essay

713 words - 3 pages civilizations in the world, it is comparatively the least understood. However, with material remains that are continually being discovered, we are able to piece together the cultural history of South Asia. The patterns of settlements as well as technology and innovations found at the cites of Indus Valley provide evidences that suggest the Harappan period is the beginning point of the South Asian cultural history.

socail media effects on romantic relationships - University Of South Alabama, fundimentals of communication research - Reseach paper

1815 words - 8 pages Social Media Effects on romantic relationships The use of social media has become one of the largest data platforms across the world. Social media can be used in so many ways including negative and positive. It has been proven to help create as well as flourish established relationships such as, online dating, couples counseling via facetime and many more attributes. Some negative and positive examples include: online dating, spousal jealousy

Culture and Emotion Essay: A Hope for Happiness - University of New South Wales, ARTS2874 - Essay

2069 words - 9 pages people in our society and allowing them to feel happiness the way that they want to. There should also be a reformed mindset, where there is a focus on tranquillity, and valuing the moments of excitements. By doing so, this allows us to be content with the present, as well as allow us to look forward to the opportunities that can allow us to achieve a sense of happiness within our life’s journey. In saying that, there must be a change in our

Operations Behavior Journal Entries - University of South Alabama MGT 340 - Assignment

1728 words - 7 pages Managing Diversity When completing Chapter 4’s assignments covering Social Perception and Diversity Management, I learned a lot of which I got the opportunity to compare to some of the answers of which I got during my interviews. In this day and time, in America, diversity is something that we can not get away from. With living in a country, where a foreign language, that being Spanish is the second most spoken language, diversity in the workplace

Was The Fear Of The Japanese Aggression In South-East Asia In World War 2 Justified?

1910 words - 8 pages . Australia was feeling vulnerable as it felt alone and isolated. The big power that had always protected it was far away fighting its own war. On 27 December 1941, Curtin wrote an article for the Melbourne Herald, in which he said "… we refuse to accept the dictum that the Pacific struggle must be treated as a subordinate segment of the general conflict." This signified an enormous change in Australian history, as it "represented a cutting of