APNewsBreak: Judges Crack Down Illicit Inmates Cellphones

APNewsBreak: Judges Crack Down Illicit Inmates Cellphones

By: Don Thompson SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Judges in California and South Carolina have ordered cellphone carriers to disable nearly 200 contraband cellphones used by inmates to orchestrate crimes behind and outside prison walls, the most sweeping order of its kind...
Contraband Cellphones  Have Given Us Prison TikTok

Contraband Cellphones Have Given Us Prison TikTok

By: Arielle Duhaime-Ross When Adnan Khan was sent to jail in 2003 at the age of 18, texting wasn’t all that popular. But by the time he was released from prison in January 2019, texting was the norm and social media was everywhere — even behind bars. “I’ve seen the...
Queensland Bans Cell Phones from Prisons

Queensland Bans Cell Phones from Prisons

By: NewsReport In a further tightening of security at Queensland prisons, Corrective Services Minister Judy Spence last month announced a total ban on mobile phones from all correctional centers. Spence said Queensland was one of the first in Australia to introduce a...
Cell Phones In Prison: A Growing Problem

Cell Phones In Prison: A Growing Problem

by: Ryan Kruger ATLANTA — Prisons across the country are battling a growing epidemic of contraband cell phones. While prison bars may keep inmates from the outside world physically, the phones make it as if they never left the streets. This week, authorities in...
FBI Analysis Of Prison Cell Phones

FBI Analysis Of Prison Cell Phones

By: Tod W. Burke, Ph.D., and Stephen S. Owen, Ph.D. An inmate escaped from a Kansas prison allegedly with the aid of a phone smuggled in by an accomplice. In Texas, a death row inmate charged with killing four persons, including two teenage girls, allegedly used a...