[Technology 1034] Re: Inmate computer use statistics?

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Kathleen Steinchen KSTEINCH at MAIL.NYSED.GOV
Wed May 23 15:06:42 EDT 2007

In many New York county correctional facilities, computers are available to inmates for educational purposes; however access to the Internet is not. This has presented difficulty with instructors, who would like to download materials to a CD for instructional use but cannot access the Internet from their work site.

Kathleen Steinchen
Adult Education and Workforce Development Team
tel: 518-474-8940
ksteinch at mail.nysed.gov

>>> "Gordon,Lois" <lgordon at mvls.info> 5/23/2007 2:37 PM >>>

Here in NY, computers are not allowed in the correctional facilities.

Lois Gordon
Outreach / Adult Specialist
Mohawk Valley Library System
858 Duanesburg Road
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: 518-355-2010 ext. 233
Fax: 518-355-0674
www.mvls.info <http://www.mvls.info/>


From: technology-bounces at nifl.gov on behalf of Anna Barker
Sent: Wed 5/23/2007 1:58 PM
To: technology at nifl.gov
Subject: [Technology 1029] Inmate computer use statistics?

Hi, I'm new to this listserve, I'm a MLIS student at Wayne State and am trying to find
some current info on inmate access to computers. I've found some older
statistics, but nothing after 2000. I'm particularly interested in issues regarding
internet access to prison inmates, and the degrees of technology literacy among
inmates. I'd appreciate any leads.
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