Inmates soon will have access to new tablets at Oklahoma jail

Inmates at an Oklahoma jail will soon be able to use new tablets.

Officials say the tablets will allow Muskogee County inmates to access a law library, play games, order commissary and take educational courses, like GED classes.

Around 50 tablets will be spread throughout the jail, and each jail pod will have a handful of tablets that inmates can use.

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Inmates will put in individual codes to access the tablets, and they will then be able to use them for 15-minute increments. They will have the option to pay for additional time on them.

Officials say the tablets will not be connected to the internet, so inmates won't be able to use them to communicate outside the jail.

Sheriff Rob Fraiser says the tablets come at no cost to the county, and the company providing them will make money by taking a percentage of what the inmates spend while using them.

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Fraiser says the tablets will be a great way to reward or punish inmates for good or bad behavior, and he believes they could help boost morale in the jail.

The tablets will be installed in a couple of weeks.

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