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Prison launching new e-mail program

MITCHELLVILLE (KWWL, AP)-- Women locked up behind bars are getting a little more freedom via the world wide web.

The Iowa Department of Corrections is launching a new program that could allow inmates at the Mitchellville State Women's Prison to e-mail friends and family.

Each e-mail would costs 25 cents. That would be paid through a credit card account.

Right now, staff print out the e-mails and deliver them to the inmates. The messages are screened by computer and are held if they fail security requirements.

Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell

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