A county jail in the Detroit area is switching their communication to electronic tablets

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Mich. (WLNS)- Staying in the Detroit area, a county jail is eliminating normal postal mail delivery for inmates and switching their communications over to specialized electronic tablets.

The Oakland County sheriff’s office says the move terminates the hand-processing of incoming and outgoing inmate mail–and keeps contraband and illegal drugs from entering the facility through mail.

The office is also working with Florida-based technology company to be provide the tablets.

All inmate postal mail will now be sent to the company where it will be screened and scanned into a high-definition color copy, afterwards the mail will be delivered electronically to inmates.

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