Cell Phone Use in Jails Cause Nationwide Battle Against New Contraband

SAN FRANCISCO– Prison officials across the nation are fighting a…

SAN FRANCISCO– Prison officials across the nation are fighting a new battle with inmates involving a type of contraband most of us consider harmless: The cell phone. Inmates are using them to communicate with people both inside and outside the prison, and prison officials are saying the problem is growing out of control.  In order to stop the use of cell phones behind prison walls, Republican Congressman Kevin Brady of Texas recently introduced a House bill that would permit the jamming of cell-phone signals within jails.

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