prisoners http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Gansler: Give Prison Inmates Computer Tablets http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gansler-give-prison-inmates-computer-tablets <p>Give prison inmate tablet computers.</p><p>That’s one proposal by Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler as he fleshes out ideas for reducing the number of ex-offenders who return to prison.</p><p>Maryland’s top law enforcement officer said the proposal would help offenders build education credentials and social support before they leave prison.</p><p>The tablets, he said, would also allow limited and monitored email access so that inmates could keep in touch with their families.</p><p>It’s just one element of a 10-part plan for bringing ex-felons back into their community.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:35:26 +0000 Don Rush 38942 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gansler: Give Prison Inmates Computer Tablets Prisoners And the Vote in Delaware http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/prisoners-and-vote-delaware <P></P> <P>Former convicts in Delaware could soon get the chance to vote in an election as soon as they complete their sentences.</P> <P>There is an effort underway in the General Assembly to eliminate the five-year waiting period for eligible felons with the exception of those convicted of the most serious crimes such as murder.</P> <P>The constitutional amendment was approved in last year’s session.</P> <P>But Delaware requires an amendment to be approved in two consecutive sessions by the General Assembly before it can become part of the state constitution.</P> <P>State Representative Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:00:42 +0000 Don Rush 27261 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Prisoners And the Vote in Delaware