February 17, 2010
Feds to Test Cell Phone Jamming in Prisons
Corrections officers will begin testing signal-jamming equipment in a Maryland prison later this week, as officials try to show Congress that the technology can thwart inmates from using forbidden handsets to commit crimes. Mobiledia reports.
Regulators hope the test, to be held at the Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, will show that cell phone jammers can be used without interfering with emergency response signals and legitimate use near prisons, a concern of the Federal Communication Commission.
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