by Dan Snyder

Inmates, behind prison walls, continuing to commit crimes with the use of a cell phone. It’s been a common story for Oklahoma, as state officials struggle to keep phones out of prisoners hands.

Now, the federal government may be throwing a lifeline.

On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission, in its annual budget request, set combating the use of contraband cellphones as a “Strategic Objective.”

Covering just two lines in the 161-page document, the FCC pledged to “develop reforms” and look into “other technological solutions.” They float the possibility of creating new rules or looking to “facilitate voluntary industry solutions,” to help solve the problem.