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When Texas jails issue tablets, it comes at cost for inmates and families

A handful of Texas jails have issued electronic tablets to inmates. Counties can make money off their use.

A man plays a game in the Brothers in Arms cell block, a new veteran-focused program, at the Harris County Joint Processing Center on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in Houston.

The importance of connection

Communicating from prison and jail

Profiting off of inmates?

The loss of physical mail

A different model

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