Inmates get tablet access at Rockford jail

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ROCKFORD, Ill. — Inmates at the Winnebago County jail in Rockford now have access to tablets that can be used as phones and for approved classes.

The inmates can use the tablets between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.

The tablets cannot be used to browse the Internet and they don’t have social media, video or camera capabilities.

They only allow content the sheriff approves, such as anger management and parenting classes.

Inmates with money in their commissary accounts can use the tablets to make calls.

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