New York prisoners to get free tablets

The New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said today that the roughly 51,000 inmates in 54 state prisons will be eligible to get a free tablet.

Each tablet contains educational materials. They won't be able to connect to the Internet (so no porn).

Prisoners will, however, be able to buy content like music, ebooks and videos through a company called JPay, which is the company providing the tablets.

Is this a good idea?