BOSTON (AP) — Students in a Boston school will soon be using computers that were refurbished by inmates at Massachusetts prisons.

The state Correction Department say the Computers for Schools programs trains inmates to upgrade computers donated by companies that no longer use them.

On Thursday, the department is scheduled to deliver 30 refurbished PCs and laptops with new Pentium 4 processors to the Samuel Mason Pilot School in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood.

Since the program began in 1997, officials say it has distributed nearly 4,000 computers to classrooms in Massachusetts, saving school districts as much as nearly $1 million.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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