Cellphones smuggled into prisons — enabling inmates to order murders, plan escapes, deal drugs and extort money — have become a scourge in a bloc of states where corrections officers annually confiscate as many as one for every three inmates. Contraband devices snuck in by visitors or prison staff are a problem at lockups across the nation, but an NBC News review of data from 44 states shows that nine of the 10 states with the highest cellphone seizure rates are in the South.
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The company sells a system specifically designed to detect cell phones inside correctional facilities. Invalid Email. Most of the more than 2 million men and women behind bars in the US will eventually be released, and decades of research show that those who maintain family ties are much less likely to land back in jail. The New York Times. New Times Broward-Palm Beach.
In , jails in Scotland implemented plans to block active phones within prisons through network monitoring. New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Killer Dale Done posted half naked selfies from behind bars. These shocking images show how easy it is for prisoners to take photographs of themselves inside jail and share them with friends, boasting about the luxuries they enjoy inside - even though mobile phones are supposed to be strictly banned inside prison.