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LexisNexis Press Release: Growing List of Prisons Installing Legal Research Kiosks for Inmates

Interesting press release from LexisNexis:
Growing List of Prisons Installing Legal Research Kiosks for Inmates

DAYTON, OH, August 02, 2004 - LexisNexis U.S. and Touch Sonic Technologies® today announced that prisons in Ventura County, California are the latest corrections facilities to select the companies’ new legal information kiosks to provide inmates with access to the law.


This part scares me.

"The kiosk is very efficient for inmates to use. Some have never used a computer before, but they found it easy to conduct searches," said Indira Stelly, legal assistant for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. "We will eventually do away with nearly all our books because the kiosk includes almost all the information we had on our shelves."

Thanks to colleague, Charmarie Burke, for passing this one on.