New technology helps Oregon inmates stay connected

From the article: “Starting this week, the state’s 14,200 inmates can buy MP3 players to receive text messages and photos, and to buy and store music. Another system will enable them to “video visit” families who are often hundreds of miles away.”

According to the article, the state hopes that the increased connection with families will positively impact recidivism and ultimately save the state money on incarceration costs.

Read the article here.

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