'Does he have phone and internet access?' Internet wonders what 'privileges' Bryan Kohberger has in jail
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Bryan Kohberger, 28, appeared in court on Thursday, January 5, and was denied bail. Netizens are now wondering what privileges Kohberger will have in jail. He was arrested on Friday, December 30, concerning the murder of four University of Idaho students, Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Ethan Chapin, and Xana Kernodle.
A user asked on Reddit, "I’m interested- does he have phone and internet access? Could he be on this sub still or does he have no contact with the outside? Could he be approached by a film/documentary team? (I hope not btw) How many people can access him? Could he still access things to read and write with? I would guess he has no contact with anyone or anything but I’m intrigued incase that’s not the case! Would love to hear some insight!."
To this, another user responded, "Guys, I don't think OP is talking about access to a smartphone but a jailhouse phone to make calls if he has credit and some county jails give tablets to their inmates that allow them to send and receive e-mails and video chat." Another comment read, "Tablets given are usually privileges earned and it’s not like your tablet, everything is locked and monitored… I doubt BK has any jailhouse phone either as he is probably in some sort of solitary given how high profile this is. The only “outside” information he receives is from his lawyer(s) and phone calls (if any) on a recorded line."
A comment stated, "4 walls, 3 hots and a cot.. Lol internet?, Hey guard can I use the computer to post on Reddit?." I’m not sure of his conditions of course but there is definitely access to phones, internet and TV in “prisons”. I would certainly hope he has none and some really bad food. 😏," added another. A user wrote, "That’s what I would predict but it’s not always the case especially if you have something to bargain with (accomplice, location of bodies, weapons) I doubt he has much power over those things because the damage in this case has been done, but worth asking."
Meanwhile, a user explained, "He has been wearing suits to prevent self-harm so assume he is in a protection unit (that’s what we call it in Australia). Also the other factor of being in protection is to stop other inmates from attacking him I always thought?I’m assuming he is locked down 23 hours of the day and maybe 1 hour in seperate area to stretch legs. Could just be a cage not even outside."
The user also pointed out, "This means his life is very restricted and would get the minimum phone call per week or day (whatever he is permitted to) from the communal monitored phones in prison area. Also contact with lawyer as per right of any other prisoner. With books, writing utensils, etc. Hmm think while he is awaiting trial he could request things - but don’t think the guards would rush to give him pens if his on suicide watch. Could get books if part of prison program. It’s not like you push a button or ask a guard and your request gets done. Particularly with what he is accused of. As others have said 4 walls, toilet, slot. Also probably cold, noisy, dirty, and the kicker having other people determine when you eat, wake up, etc."
Further, some of the very dangerous criminals including Nikolas Cruz are allowed to receive mail and see visitors. As previously reported by MEAWW, in Nikolas's case, it was stated that Nikolas will likely be allowed to receive mails and see visitors. He might also have a tablet to be able to email and text others. The department of corrections website stated that the inmates' families were allowed to communicate through “interactive, stationary kiosks available in general population housing units, as well as tablets.” However, the details regarding the privileges to be received by Kohberger are not yet revealed.
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