LAND O'LAKES, Fla. (AP) - Some inmates at the Pasco County Jail will soon have access to email.
Sheriff Chris Nocco says there will be no cost to taxpayers for the newly created "SmartJailMail" system.
Seventy-seven kiosks are being set up in the jail's housing units, which will allow the inmates to read and send email to those people who have approved accounts.
Only email and photos sent through the SmartJailMail accounts will be permitted. While inmates can receive email and photos, they will only be able to send email, not photos. Everything will be monitored by deputies, just like regular mail.
Each email will cost 50 cents; each photo will cost $1.
Inmates will also be able to use library services, schedule chaplain meetings, and organize other social service programs with the kiosks.
Check out some ofour mostread stories from 2013:
#shortyellows:Florida quietly shortened yellow lights
Terrorism Warning:Memo says terrorists practicing dry-runs on Florida flights
Kittens shot:Officer shoots kittens in front of children
Courtroom apology:Woman apologizes for flipping off judge
Controversial Club:College student organizes "White Student Union"
Warning Shot Wife:Mother gets 20 years for firing warning shots at abusive husband
Science Arrest:Teen girl arrested over science project explosion
Wait, WHAT??Dog shoots man in the leg with a handgun
Popular photo galleries:
Faces of Meth:Devastating before and after photos of meth abusers
Travon Martin Shooting:Trayvon Martin crime scene photos and George Zimmerman injury photos
Hooters Winners:Winners of the 2013 Hooters swimsuit pageant
Rejected:Funny Florida license plates rejected by the DMV***warning graphic***
Deadly sinkhole:Home collapses, man dies in giant sinkhole
Florida Sex Offenders:Look up sex offenders in any Florida neighborhood here
Restaurant Inspections:Look up inspection reports for any Florida restaurant here