Edovo Uses Specially Designed Tablets to Educate the Incarcerated

By: Alyson Wyers - Sep 14, 2016
References: edovo & springwise
With the highest rate of incarceration in the world, the United States has increased spending on jails, but prison education funding has diminished. Edovo hopes to change the way America approaches the education of inmates with their tablet-based learning system for jailed criminals.

Based in Chicago, the startup aims to reduce recidivism, or the relapse of criminal behavior, with an incentive-driven platform. By providing educational and self-improvement resources, Edovo wants to prepare inmates for life outside of jail. The prison education tablets are not linked to the wider web, but a dedicated website hosted by a private cloud server. In addition to core modules like reading and mathematics, the platform also offers vocational training, therapeutic tools and more broad support. Successful module completion results in entertainment and game access.