Controlling Cell Phones Behind Bars


12.28.09cellA new paper by the National Institute of Justice examines the challenges that the new generation of cell phones poses to the corrections community. Now smaller than ever and with both audio, video and data capacity, the NIJ reports that cell phones have been used to conduct illegal activity. In the first half of 2008, California corrections officials confiscated 1,331 cell phones from inmates, but technology that senses and blocks phone signals is expensive, and can interfere with staff cell phones.

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