Give prison inmate tablet computers.
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.
Maryland’s top law enforcement officer said the proposal would help offenders build education credentials and social support before they leave prison.
The tablets, he said, would also allow limited and monitored email access so that inmates could keep in touch with their families.
It’s just one element of a 10-part plan for bringing ex-felons back into their community.