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New York sheriff under fire for letting inmates use tablets

Posted at 3:59 PM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 18:59:25-05

A sheriff in Albany, New York, is defending his decision to let inmates use tablets.

  • Approximately 70 jails across country have similar program.
  • He believes the tablets will generate money for the jails.
  • Inmates at his jail can also order upgraded meals like burger and fries.
  • Sheriff Craig Apples insists the tablets are secure and inmates can not surf web.
  • Sheriff says that you can no longer just lock someone up and cut them off from rest of the world.