Report finds continuing use of cell phones by prisoners; growing problem that's rising

Report finds continuing use of cell phones by prisoners; growing problem that's rising
Clearly a growing problem that’s not going away on its own anytime soon, a new report indicates that cell phone usage amongst prisoners is on the rise and is easily considered to be getting out of control at this point.

Looking at the cold hard facts, jails across the country have been dealing with alarming issue of cell phones somehow getting into the hands of prisoners. Even more scary, is the fact that the number of contraband cell phones seized in minimum security and federal prisons have quadrupled in the last three years alone!

In 2008 alone, it was reported that 1,774 phones were seized in 8 states participating in the report, but more recently, the figure has leaped monumentally to 8,656 by the end of 2010. Taking a peek at California’s figures, 900 phones were discovered back in 2007 alone – but the issue is apparent as 10,700 were confiscated in 2010.

Indeed a growing problem that’s always on the rise, we heard about specific actions that some locations are enacting to combat the growing issue – like setting up sensors that detect when cell phones are being used and their approximate locations. The numbers are undoubtedly staggering, and some might think of it as being out of control, but it’s going take a combination of things for the issue to stabilize.

source: CNN via Textually

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7 Comments

1. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Can't they just cover the prison in a copper mesh? That would stop cell signals from getting in or out.

2. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well thay have to update their facebook status ....

7. Cinnamon

Posts: 87; Member since: Jun 16, 2011

I can imagine them putting: "I'm in prison LOL"

5. jeans946211 unregistered

they have to stop the guards they are ones taking the phones in for money and charging the phones for money

6. M0nkeyBr

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

I have a uncle who means the world to me (no father long story) who is in prison we texts me every once and a while there are people like him with good intentions cant they just let certain people use them

8. getit mobile app  unregistered

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9. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

im in prison right now

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