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I applaud your idea and hope for it's success. America is a horrible example of how to punish and rehabilitate criminals. Our system largely encourages convicts to get bad better, seemingly ideally so they'll not only recividize but, do so sooner.

Exposing inmates to the power of the internet alone could change their lives, much less adding myriad other education programs. There would be a need to teach core browsing and interface skills but, once that is accomplished you've opened the floodgates of opportunity.

What would be awesome is to build a platform where others could develop apps that, once approved by the institutions, could be used to learn anything from using a calculator, balancing a checkbook to reasons to invest in a 401k or college fund for their kids. This could incentivize developers to build tools that fit your framework but, would help inmates learn critical life skills.


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