Codebreaker

FCC takes a look at cell phone use in prisons

John Moe Sep 14, 2010

Last month, President Obama signed a law that bans cell phone use by prisoners. But, phones apparently keep finding their way in facilities – hidden in packages. One facility has phones in footballs thrown into the prison exercise yard. A corrections department captain in South Carolina was shot in his home several months ago – it was an action ordered by an inmate from a cell phone. He and others would like to see Congress allow the use of technologies that would prevent cell use in prisons – jamming signals or other tech.

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