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Friday, October 06, 2017 8:20 pm

Commissioners OK resolution on jail electronic tablets

ROSA SALTER RODRIGUEZ | The Journal Gazette

Inmates at the Allen County Jail have been issued electronic tablets for free, but depending on how they use them, it'll cost them or their generous relatives or friends a pretty penny.

And the jail's commissary fund stands to profit from tablet use -- from commissions ranging from 10 percent to 40 percent.

Those details were revealed this morning as the Allen County commissioners considered a resolution on an existing tablet program announced last week.

The three commissioners passed the resolution unanimously after questioning a jail and a sheriff's department official about how tablets would be regulated and what benefits they would provide. 

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rsalter@jg.net