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Column: Cellphones in Prison Pose Threat, But There is a Solution

By Capt. Robert Johnson Residents of Ohio are at a serious risk while contraband cellphones remain in the hands of inmates. This threat has only become more prominent since incarcerated individuals started using more complex tactics, like drones, to acquire...

Smartphones in Prison: The New File in the Cake

  BY: mobiledia.com – Sandy Fitzgerald Prisoners behind bars are cut off from the rest of the world,except for the occasional visit and some mailed-in letters. But the same tools people “on the outside” use to communicate with each other — cell phones and tablets...

Get Cellphones Out Of Prison Cells

By: Robert Johnson When news broke that disgraced tycoon Martin Shkreli has been using a contraband cellphone to operate his multi-million-dollar pharmaceutical business from prison, people were understandably outraged. After all, this convicted criminal, who...

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

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

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

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...

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