Colorado prisons first in nation to give inmates computer tablets

Colorado prisons are the first in the nation to give inmates computer tablets. Officials believe the prisons will be safer with less bullying around wall phones and more opportunities for inmates to occupy their time. An inmate and warden at Four Mile Correctional Center talk about the program.

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50 Comments

  1. Moe A on September 23, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Give it couple of days someone will make a shank out of it haha

  2. Stacy Tucker on September 23, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    These guys are supposed to be being punished. WTF,?

  3. Humble Joe on September 23, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    There are many Imamate going live on Tagged dating app from inside prison and they aren’t on for an hour or so , but all day long .
    I wonder how does that works ?

  4. The Utopiano Utopioan on September 23, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    What’s next? Swimming pools, bowling alleys and health clubs for the inmates to enjoy? I’m sorry, but inmates of American state prisons have too many nicities as it is! Prisons should NOT be akin to vacation resorts! You go to prison to get PUNISHED! The nice programs really should go, and be replaced by the worst food imaginable, the most unpleasant manual labor in the hot sun, and other bad things!

  5. IMONEIN MILLION on September 23, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    England jails you get allsorts Ps4s xbox1s you buy it you can have it hifis bass boxes flat screen tvs are already in your cells its home from home

  6. The Reverend Sal on September 23, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    watch about black dolphin prison in russia , try to act like a american prisoner …. yea , wouldnt last like the usa …. serious watch black dolphin prison in russia documentary … now thats jail for real !

  7. King Louis 69 on September 23, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    This is definitely the way forward, you have something that’s keeping you in touch with home ,
    Your more likely to behave cuz they can take it away

  8. WINDOW2THE SOULISMUSIC on September 23, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Just another way for the private companies to profit off of the incarceration of others

  9. The Utopiano Utopioan on September 23, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Cupcake Country Club!

  10. Kelly Norman on September 23, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    They have internet what do you think Wi-Fi is

  11. bum4evr on September 23, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Great idea. The good outweighs the bad. There will be less fights and inmates preying on other inmates because few will want to risk losing their tablet. If I was in prison and had a tablet with games, music and books + messaging I would be a model inmate. I just hope that inmates who are poor and don’t have financial support from family have a way to "earn" their tablet and subscription fee.

  12. Max Larsen on September 23, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Finally.

  13. ka s on September 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Covid 19 brought me here

  14. rollerboogie on September 23, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    I guess there’s no internet browser and everything they do with the tablets gets billed to them. If I was an inmate i’d for sure figure out some way to use that thing to get on websites.

  15. TheMemeGuy Is mako on September 23, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    As long i can play games, I’m cool going to prison

  16. Ian on September 23, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    They also allow dogs year right

  17. Cole Martin on September 23, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Didn’t last long.

  18. Suthin Scientist on September 23, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Yep, prisons are becoming akin to vacation resorts, time to bring back the chain gangs!

  19. KAM KAW on September 23, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Has Chris watts got one?😡

  20. Whuts Uhp on September 23, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Idk, some guy was talking shit to my on this game the other day. And I said he’s going to get locked up by the stuff he’s saying, and he told me he’s already been locked up for 4 years.

  21. super Pot on September 23, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    I was this guy’s cellie in bune

  22. Tracey Symington on September 23, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    I hate watching these videos then reading the comments!! Some of your ignorance is showing and all I gotta say is Karma people!! You make me sick thinking prison is a cupcake club have fun when reality hits you in the face!!! Your stupidity and ignorance makes want to vomit!!!

  23. Eggs bacon grits SAUSAGE!!!!!!!! on September 23, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Oh you killed someone? Here have a tablet!

  24. Bradley Petersen on September 23, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    In texas jails they want you to die

  25. Geoffrey on September 23, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    A nice move, most of the prisoners will surely reform to get these perks. If this trend continues majority of the hardcore and ruthless prisoners will soon start softening up and reforming.

  26. What the fuck am I doing with my life on September 23, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    I’m starting to think murder wouldn’t be such a bad idea

  27. Eric Scionti on September 23, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    The idiots in this comment section are unbearable retards.

  28. anwjuice on September 23, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    To those that judge. He a minimum security prison. These are mostly drug offenders not rapist and murderers. Common sense people

  29. jose cancel on September 23, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    That’s why this motherfuckers not respect because the state gives everything

  30. Anonymous A on September 23, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    How do I. Contact inmates that are down to chat

  31. Geek In utopia on September 23, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Cupcake Country Club. There’s NO WAY prison should be that easy!

  32. Mikel Feil on September 23, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Fake loric had tablet back in 2012 ohio

  33. DOOMSLAYER on September 23, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    The more you give them the more they have to lose so they will potentially behave a bit better when they have something to lose

  34. Cynthia Berrane on September 23, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Not a bad idea

  35. Miss Pen on September 23, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    That good

  36. Bobby Rogue on September 23, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    free medical, free food and shelter, free internet, future free pot…shoot …commit a crime and youre good for life

  37. The Reverend Sal on September 23, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    this is jail , these guys got food,phone,tv,now tablets … safer ? now they can get online or make calls , pull their b.s.on someone , get them to send money etc . sure you can restrict the content they are able to get but thats not gonna stop petty crime … their in jail , why should they have tvs and stuff like that … damn im gonna go to jail , free room and board now free tablets , tv sleep laze around all day , yea really being reformed ….. i dont understand , you take away someones freedom or life in the world and get locked up and rewarded …. please explain ! ……….

  38. Roger Grose on September 23, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    That is just plain dumb ass dumb!!

  39. jert opp on September 23, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Punishment needs a balance… Not too much, but not too little.

  40. Futero Fiari on September 23, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    What next ? Swimming pools, bowling alleys and health clubs in prisons?

    I’m sorry, but inmates in USA prisons have too many amenities as it is! They get more food, shelter and medical care than they need, plus, they get nice programs and entertainment!

    Why can’t we go back to chain gangs, hard manual labor, Spartan living conditions and corporal punishment in prisons?

  41. Nikola Cola on September 23, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Here is your punishment: jail time but don’t worry you can play your tablet

  42. rennatdm on September 23, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Crime and punishment?

  43. Mystic Merchant on September 23, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    poor dog. why is he in prison? He didn’t do nothing

  44. Nikola Cola on September 23, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    That’s bullshit

  45. Egg Nugget on September 23, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Atleast there is games

  46. Ray Queen on September 23, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    It’s not jail

  47. Robbie Kennedy on September 23, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Great idea. It will make a huge difference. People need to not go crazy in a cell.they are already paying for what they done or not done.

  48. Richard S on September 23, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    The system is probably putting little recording devices/ microphones in them to listen in to the inmates conversations so that they can be better aware of what’s going on.. just wanted to see who else thinks that.

  49. Metrica Geomocule on September 23, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Camp cupcake, let’s bring back the chain gangs!

  50. Alyson onOahu on September 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    You’re supposed to get bored

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