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PrisonPC is a fully locked-down and centrally managed Prisoner Interactive Learning System solution designed and developed specifically for correctional environments requiring a high level of security and end-user functionality while minimising administrative overhead.
PrisonPC was designed specifically as an optimal platform for delivering inmate education and training, offering the delivery of basic numeracy and literacy programmes, instructional content via streaming media, and tuition with hands-on business desktop applications. PrisonPC can help inmates improve their chances in the world beyond the correctional facility.
Many prisons today provide multimedia facilities to inmates in the form of televisions, radios, stereos, gaming consoles, and similar devices. PrisonPC consolidates all these devices into a single unit, reducing the opportunity for inmates to hide contraband, and passes ultimate control to staff to apply automatic curfews to individual features or revoke privileges entirely.
Authorised staff can manage site policies and inmate desktops from a secure central location, confident that inmates cannot circumvent policy or evade monitoring.
Each desktop can be restricted to a designated inmate or group of inmates, allowing staff to implement any desired rental or reward system without needing to manage physical access.
Access to desktops and services can be restricted per a predefined schedule. Inmates are then unable to access the system until the curfew is automatically lifted.
Staff can deny inmates individual privileges (email, television, games, etc.) from the management console, avoiding the need to visit the inmates' cells to remove equipment and placing themselves in a potentially volatile situation.
PrisonPC can provide email access to privileged inmates, allowing those inmates to correspond with designated parties (e.g. legal counsel). Attempts to email other addresses are quarantined for review by intelligence staff.
Inmates can be selectively provided with access to browse a limited list of approved websites. Attempts to access non-approved sites or pages are rejected.
Providing inmates with limited access to web and email resources enables correctional facilities to manage the reintegration of inmates as they approach their release date. Inmates are able to search for viable employment opportunities, be informed of news and current affairs, and can benefit from email with their family.
PrisonPC offers a range of software in the secure desktop environment including office productivity applications, entertainment, and multimedia.
Standard free-to-air television and radio content is distributed to the inmates' computers, enabling them to select and view individual channels or stations. Specific television programmes deemed unacceptable by prison policy can be blocked by staff.
Correctional facilities can publish video and audio content on the internal channels for access by the inmates. This content would typically include educational videos, induction videos, cached free-to-air media, and religious services.
PrisonPC desktops can play standard audio CDs and video DVDs, eliminating the need for CD players, stereos, and video players in the cells.
Inmates are denied access to unauthorised optical media and to all USB storage devices (thumbdrives and similar). Any such media smuggled into the facility will be rejected by PrisonPC desktops.
PrisonPC facilitates the delivery of educational content, either from on-line sources or through in-house education providers. Applications supporting a range of educational needs, from basic literacy and numeracy through to more advanced education, can be offered securely through PrisonPC, thereby increasing the inmates' opportunity to be better prepared for reintegration into society.
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