I’m thinking about whether Zorin Grid could be used in Her Majesty Prison Service as safe, controlled, inexpensive workstations and terminals for people who are in prison. This would be part of a rehabilitation programme.
Some of you may recall that an economist called Vicky Pryce, who was the then wife of Chris Huhne, a very senior member of the UK Liberal Party, was imprisoned in 2013
After she came out of prison she wrote a very good book called Prisonomics: Behind Bars in Britain’s Failing Prisons , analyzes the economic and human costs of imprisoning women.
I read her book Prisonomics some time ago and it got me thinking. Since then I have been coming up with some ideas about improving the conditions in prisons which I believe could be implemented without too much difficulty. I know a little about this topic because for over twenty years I practiced at the Bar and did my share of criminal work as well as work as a computer barrister and technologist.
My proposals involve the use of voice over IP telephony, video conferencing and a possible route out of criminality and anti-social behaviour which would be humane, should lead to good long term prospects and personal development. I also believe that it would save day-to-day costs within prisons while retaining their role as an appropriate punishment but one which is properly tempered by rehabilitation and opportunities for redemption . My proposals need to be costed but I believe that they could save costs and it is possible that they could generate new income streams for the offenders, their victims and society at large.
Now what I was wondering is whether Zorin Grid could provide a secure and inexpensive way of achieving this ideal.