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Columbia, South Carolina-South Carolina plans to use WiFi jammers to disrupt cell phone signals in prisons to prevent criminals from committing further crimes.

Columbia, South Carolina-South Carolina plans to use WiFi jammers to disrupt cell phone signals in prisons to prevent criminals from committing further crimes.
The fight against the use of cellphones in prisons — some experts say the device has become a new form of cash — has led states to experiment with old-fashioned cell scanners, sophisticated body scanners and even trained dogs to track batteries and memory Crisps.
South Carolina Warden Jon Ozmint hopes to supplement this strategy with existing signal jammer technology.

The Federal Communications Act impedes implementation of the bill, which would prevent states from using jammers or otherwise interfering with federal radio waves.

The Federal Communications Commission may authorize federal agencies to use such handheld jammers. However, state and local law enforcement agencies do not have such regulations.

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Ozminte has managed 28 South Carolina prisons over the past five years. He said, "This is an example of how the rules don't keep up with technological advances." "The bad federal government talks more hypocritical than rational," Oh. , Well, we can use jammers, but poor little states can't use the same technology to protect their citizens."

Experts say that not using WiFi jammers can have serious consequences. Perhaps the most obvious example occurred last summer when Carl Lackl of Baltimore identified the suspect in the shooting.

In South Carolina, Ozminte blamed illegal cell phones for most of the state's escape attempts. In one case from 2005, mobile phones were found on two inmates. They hid in a garbage truck and escaped from a heavily guarded prison in Colombia.
In Texas, prison officials this week arrested the death row mother who used her convicted son's cellphone smuggling to pay for a few minutes.
Authorities said the prisoner shared the phone with nine other prisoners and called the senator to say he knew the name of the senator's daughter.
The governor's office said correctional officers took bribes to bring cell phones to prisoners.

If officers can use jammers to intercept unanswered calls inside prison walls, as South Carolina's Ozminte hopes, although he gives him that power, it could be challenged.


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