Inmates in Berlin prisons are to be given access to certain websites next year. Social networks like Instagram or Facebook remain taboo. Justice Senator Dirk Behrendt (Greens) said on Tuesday in the RBB evening show that a tender was currently running for the order to provide internet access in prisons. An external company should take over.
The prisoners should be allowed to use media and vocational training offers on the Internet. They should also be able to send e-mails. The prisoners are supposed to pay for the use themselves. The project was already part of the coalition agreement between the SPD, the Left and the Greens. According to Behrendt, a successful pilot test was carried out in a prison.