Mobile handheld devices directed at prison inmates and staff
In this digital era we live, the use of mobile devices for information, communication, education and training purposes is definitely on modern prison systems’ agenda.
On the way to the second decade of the 21st century – in a global society in which constant and immediate contact and technology are part of most people’s life – the possible use of mobile devices, for information, communication, education and training purposes, is definitely on modern prison systems’ agenda.
As long as security and safety measures are ensured, it makes sense to ease the use of mobile handheld devices within detainees, as the importance of allowing and encouraging good family contact for prisoners is undeniable.
The more isolated, the more difficult their experience of freedom deprivation; the more difficult their experience of prison, the worse they’ll get ready for social reintegration. Communication restrictions in prisons might not only be avoiding the reoffending tendency, but also adding to one of the most impoverished groups in the digital age.
Secure access to and use of mobile ICT devices could be beneficial to prisoners who pose a low risk to society, aiming at adding to their rehabilitation process, as well as to their job skills empowerment and to their digital inclusion.
At IPS, we support the digital adaptation of correctional institutions, namely by providing advice, technical and strategic planning, and practical on-site deployment of solutions regarding the use of mobile handheld devices, directed at both inmates and prison staff, at the same time ensuring full accordance with safety and secyrity requirements.