[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in jail!

Robert Rohde rarohde at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 01:45:58 UTC 2013

Very cool.

I'm curious, did the prison have any concerns about content or want
things filtered out?

I've know that some prisons don't allow reading material that is
sexual, violent, etc.  Did restrictions like that have to be
considered?  Obviously, most of Wikipedia is pretty mundane, but if
you look hard enough I'm sure some people might find things to object

-Robert Rohde

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 7:15 AM, Charles Andrès
<charles.andres.wmch at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wikipedia for prisoners – an unexpected partnership between a swiss prison and Wikimedia CH
> Following an initiative from Emmanuel Engelhart, with the support of Wikimedia CH CAO, Chantal Ebongué, since March 2013, prisoners who request can have an access to Wikipedia offline (Kiwix project). The idea is to stimulate or to support the interest for education of prisoners who were, for a large majority, condemned to long-time sentences.
> After three months of pilot phasis, the project is successful : Among the 36 prisoners of the Bellevue’s prison in Gorgier, 18 possess or rent a computer. All of them requested the upload of Wikipedia offline on their PC. For security reasons, swiss prisoners have a very restricted access to internet.
> More informations in the press releases (ENG, DE, FR, IT) that was sent today to the swiss media
> Regards,
> Charles
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