|05-06-2008, 11:32 PM||#1|
Manic Do Fuse
Join Date: Oct 2006
Device: Sony 500, 505, 350, Kindle 3, DXG, nook, Irex DR800SG, iPad
Electronic Readers in Prison?
I have an acquaintance who may become a guest of the state for the next 5 to 10 years. When not engaged in other pursuits he is a very avid reader. Now he will have even more time to read. I would like to give him a nice going away gift. Probably the Sony or the Cybook. Maybe even a Kindle but I am not sure if he can get WiFi connection in his cell. Does anyone know if electronic readers are allowed in prison?
|05-07-2008, 12:18 AM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Iowa, USA
Device: Nook Simple Touch
Depends on the prison, some allow radios and tvs, mp3 players, some don't allow any electronics. You need to find out where they are going
|05-07-2008, 07:21 AM||#3|
Join Date: May 2006
Device: PocketBook 360, before it was Sony Reader, cassiopeia A-20
The Kindle uses mobile phone network to download the files. Each prison has a device that disrupts the mobile network inside the institution, to prevent inmates from using smuggled-in mobile (cellular) phones.
You also need to figure out how to get him new books for his device. Perhaps a memory card with books inside a parcel sent to the prison. Be sure to check beforehand what is allowed to put into a regular mail for an inmate - so you do not create a problem for him.
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