Prison inmates will soon be reading ebooks—but that’s not a good thing — Quartz
Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections announced that inmates would no longer be able to receive physical books from outside organizations or inmate’s families. Instead, the state’s prison system would be switching to ebooks. These will be available on tablets sold by prison telecommunications giant GTL.
The book ban was part of an announcement about security measures aimed at limiting contraband flowing into Pennsylvania’s prisons.