Outlawed, Mobile Phones Are Thriving in US Prisons
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 03/01/2011 19:56
A counterfeiter at a Georgia state prison ticks off the remaining days of his three-year sentence on his Facebook page. He has 91 digital "friends." Like many of his fellow inmates, he plays the online games FarmVille and Street Wars.
He does it all on a Samsung smartphone, which he says he bought from a guard. And he used the same phone to help organize a short strike among inmates at several Georgia prisons last month.
To read read this report in The New York Times in full, see:
Contraband Cell Phones in Prisons, Possible Wireless Technology Solutions:
NTIA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), has identified and evaluated several technology solutions that can be used in a prison environment, including jamming, managed access, and detection techniques. This report presents a comprehensive overview and evaluation of those technologies.