Are the institutionalized in America (mental or penal) provided with access to the internet?
Isn't it obvious? ;P
There are no mental institutions anymore, but there are specialized nursing homes for resident care.Your question is dependent upon the practices of each institution in particular. There are different levels of prison, and nursing homes are private entities.
generally no, bc it's yet another thing that must be personally monitored and there simply isn't enough of a budget for that in healthcare or penal systems
Prisoners are not afforded access to the internet, all outside contact is monitored( mail in and out read, phone calls recorded/listened in on, etc).