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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

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...

Convicts Go Viral with Prison TikTok Posts

by: Lucas Nolan According to a recent report, prisoners in the United States are finding success posting to the popular Chinese social media app TikTok detailing their lives inside the U.S. prison system. Prisoners access the app using smartphones smuggled into jail....

Cell Phone Smuggling Into Donovan State Prison on the Rise

By Dorian Hargrove and Mari Payton More and more prisoners inside Donovan State Prison in Otay Mesa are armed with a new type of weapon each year: cell phones. The reasons for the phones vary from trafficking drugs from inside prison walls to communicating with...

FCC to combat contraband cell phones in prison

by Dan Snyder OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — 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...

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