Marketplace Tech Report for January 10, 2011

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Marketplace Tech Report for January 10, 2011

Mobile phones in prisons raise growing concerns

Mobile phones have become inescapable in society and they're becoming incredibly abundant behind the walls of prisons as well. Apparently it's not all that hard for inmates to obtain them, even though they're banned. A crooked guard, a sneaky visitor, a toss over a wall sometimes is all it takes. Those phones connect prisoners to the world, for good or ill, and there is increasing debate about how to control the situation.