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Blogging Behind Bars

The P:log Helps Fight Loneliness in the Hammer

— January 29, 2010 — Tech
Spending time behind bars can be quite the bummer so designer Yejin Mun came up with a simple solution: the P:log. The P:log is a blogging system for prison that will help keep inmates “in the right frame of mind.”

P:log was designed to be a secure, anonymous blogging system that would also allow family members and friends to identify and communicate with the inmates. The blogging system is meant to help fight loneliness while behind bars and help keep inmates sane.
Trend Themes
1. Prison Technology - Developing more technology systems and devices for prison facilities to improve inmate wellbeing and reduce loneliness
2. Digital Therapy - Increased adoption of online therapy and counseling tools in correctional facilities to improve mental health for inmates
3. Online Education - Increasing access to online educational programs for inmates to increase their employability and reduce recidivism rates
Industry Implications
1. Correctional Facilities - Providing technology systems and devices for correctional facilities to improve inmate wellbeing and rehabilitation
2. Telehealth - Providing online counseling and mental health services to correctional facilities and inmates
3. Educational Technology - Developing and implementing online educational programs for correctional facilities to improve inmate education and reduce recidivism rates
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