Ready or Not, Computers Are Here
Vogel, Brenda, Corrections Today
Editor's note: The following is the first in a series of articles dealing with information technology and corrections. Future articles in Corrections Today will focus on how technology can be used to meet court mandates; electronic information resources for corrections professionals; and ways to secure computers, data base software and telecommunications equipment.
Right now I imagine that some of our retired colleagues are sitting around a cracker barrel in Florida and grumbling to each other that prisons aren't what they used to be. They must be irate about how inmates now can use pay-telephones, watch cable television and even have access to computers. I can hear them predicting that giving inmates these technologies will mean the loss of control of the prison.
But giving inmates technology is not going to dictate the downfall of corrections. Instead, the future of corrections depends on whether we embrace new technologies and make them part of our …
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Publication information: Article title: Ready or Not, Computers Are Here. Contributors: Vogel, Brenda - Author. Magazine title: Corrections Today. Volume: 57. Issue: 5 Publication date: August 1995. Page number: 160+. © 2009 American Correctional Association, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1995 Gale Group.
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