Officials say vulnerability in system used to pay for email, music and games was exploited to swipe nearly a quarter million dollars

Prison officials say 364 Idaho inmates hacked hand-held prison tablets and collectively transferred nearly a quarter million dollars worth of tablet credits, which can be used to purchase email, music and games, to their own accounts.

The department’s special investigations unit discovered the problem this month, and the improper conduct involved no taxpayer dollars, said Jeff Ray, a spokesman for the an Idaho department of correction.

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