Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office introduces educational tablets at the Detention Center

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office introduces educational tablets at the Detention Center
June 10
15:07 2020

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) has made educational tablets available to the residents at the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center (FCLEDC). 

In collaboration with Pay Tel Communications, Inc., the FCSO is now providing access to Pay Tel’s inteleTABLETTM to Detention Center residents. The tablets provide an extensive educational platform free of charge, along with other in-house administrative features. The inteleTABLETTM program is an innovative, secure program offered to the FCSO as part of the Pay Tel inmate telephone contract, all at no cost to the taxpayers of Forsyth County. 

The inteleTABLETTM and its programs are specifically designed for use in detention facilities. The tablets operate on a secure internal network that strictly controls access to the provided content, eliminating security concerns. The design includes a protective impact-absorbing case with a non- slip surface and self-service cord-free charging stations. Detention Center residents may use the tablet’s phone application to make calls or send messages to family and friends at the normal affordable rate to residents for these services. 

The Pay Tel inteleTABLETTM also provides numerous administrative applications for routine jail functions, saving staff time, and facilitating access of materials to residents, including but not limited to the FCLEDC Inmate Handbook, PREA Reporting, and Law Library. 

FCLEDC residents now have free access to courses created specifically for the incarcerated population, including Parenting While Incarcerated and Thinking for the Future. These materials encourage positive behavior that benefit FCLEDC residents with the overall goal of positively impacting the community as a whole. Some of the most popular educational courses offered via the tablet include GED preparation, auto mechanics, and religious studies. Participants can earn entertainment credits through an incentive structure that rewards educational accomplishment. 

“Anytime we are able to provide resources to individuals in our custody at the Detention Center, we take advantage of the opportunity. The inteleTABLETTM provides a constructive way for the residents to occupy their time, as well as the opportunity to better themselves and, ultimately, better our community,” said Major Robert Slater, Detention Bureau Commander.

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