Contraband Cell Phones in Correctional Facilities

Contraband cell phones in correctional facilities: public safety impact and the potential implications of jamming technologies: hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred ...

Contraband Cell Phones in Correctional Facilities

Contraband cell phones in correctional facilities: public safety impact and the potential implications of jamming technologies: hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, July 15, 2009.

Contraband Cell Phones in Correctional Facilities

Contraband Cell Phones in Correctional Facilities


Contraband Cell Phones in Prisons

This book investigates and examines wireless technology solutions to prevent contraband cell phone use in prisons, such as jamming, managed access, and detection.

Contraband Cell Phones in Prisons

Just as consumer demands for mobile devices have risen rapidly, the use of cell phones by prison inmates has grown as the U.S. prison population continues to expand. This use is considered contraband by prison officials. The number of cell phones confiscated by prison officials has dramatically increased in only a few years. This increase in unauthorised cell phone use by inmates is a mounting concern among correctional administrators across the country. This book investigates and examines wireless technology solutions to prevent contraband cell phone use in prisons, such as jamming, managed access, and detection.

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Contraband Cell Phones in Correctional Facilities

Contraband Cell Phones in Correctional Facilities


American Prisons and Jails An Encyclopedia of Controversies and Trends 2 volumes

It has been argued that contraband cell phones usually find their way into prisons as a result of the outrageously high costs associated with making or receiving telephone calls from prescribed prison landline telephones.

American Prisons and Jails  An Encyclopedia of Controversies and Trends  2 volumes

This two-volume encyclopedia provides a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the history and current character of American prisons and jails and their place in the U.S. corrections system. • Contains approximately 225 entries, comprehensively examining all aspects of American prisons and jails • Includes an Annotated List of Relevant Organizations and Institutes for ease of reference • Provides a chronology of important developments related to prisons and jails in US history • Lists print, electronic, and multimedia resources in a bibliography for readers interested in exploring the topic further

FCC Record

Inmate use of contraband wireless devices has grown within the federal and state prison systems parallel to the growth ... In federal institutions and prison camps , GAO reports that the number of cell phones confiscated by the Federal ...

FCC Record


Safe Prisons Communication Act of 2009

In comments filed with the FCC , the South Carolina Department of Corrections claimed that inmates are using wireless technology to circumvent prison security and aid the smuggling of contraband . In addition , smart phones with camera ...

Safe Prisons Communication Act of 2009


Wake Up and Smell the Contraband

This book describes the processes necessary to control the flow of contraband in correctional facilities, and : Stop cell phones, weapons, cash, drugs and more from entering the facility; Integrate contraband control into daily routines - ...

Wake Up and Smell the Contraband

This book describes the processes necessary to control the flow of contraband in correctional facilities, and: Stop cell phones, weapons, cash, drugs and more from entering the facility; Integrate contraband control into daily routines - so employees can focus on other security problems; Eliminate illicit trade in the prison hot-spot – the library; and enhance communication among staff, shifts and facilities to derail illict commerce and improve security.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY IN THE 21st CENTURY

4 options for contraband cell phone detection: Cell phones are a continuous threat inside correctional facilities; here's how you can find and stop this type of contraband before it becomes a problem in your prison or jail.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY IN THE 21st CENTURY

This third edition, arriving nearly 12 years after the previous one, is not only timely but overdue. This text offers a welcome and appropriate mixture of knowledge or information about specific types of technology along with empirical studies of certain technology used in various subcomponents of the criminal justice system. This text consists of 12 chapters, with eight completely new and four substantially revised and updated. The text is arranged into two parts: law enforcement technology and public safety technology. Major topics include: technology infrastructure: what it is and how it’s changing; current overview of law enforcement technology; body-worn cameras: the new normal; avoiding the technological panacea of the body-worn camera; examining perceptions of technology-enabled crimes; digital forensics; technological advancements in keeping victims safe; the evolution of offender electronic monitoring: from radio signals to satellite technology; technoprisons: technology and prisons; inside the Darknet: techno-crime and criminal opportunity; securing cyberspace in the 21st century; and assessing the deployment of automated license place recognition technology and strategies to improve public safety. Numerous illustrations and tables highlight the chapter contents. Students, educators, and practitioners will find this new edition most useful as it provides practical knowledge about different technology advances and projections on many levels. This third edition has developed into an excellent resource that allows both neophyte and expert to learn state-of-the-art information.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

body-imaging scanners: Technology recently adopted in prisons to detect contraband. case study can be examined and ... One California prison employee earned more than $100,000 by smuggling in and selling cell phones to inmates.44 ...

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Using running cases that appear in each chapter, this book offers students real-life examples of the pathways and outcomes of criminal behaviour. Designed to enhance learning and critical thinking skills, each case study provides concrete examples of events, concepts, and terms. Additionally, the emphasis on technology and the criminal justice system demonstrates the evolution and rapid societal changes that create complex questions for policy and ethical decision making. Offered both in print and Interactive eBook editions, this text provides flexibility for different modes of instruction and appeals to students of all learning styles.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Short of that, however, several means are available for getting contraband and other such items inside the walls. Next we focus on the twofold problem of drones and cell phones, and what prison officials are doing to try to stop these ...

Introduction to Criminal Justice

The best-selling Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process uses a practical, applied approach to teach students the foundations of the U.S. criminal justice system. Award-winning authors Kenneth J. Peak and Tamara D. Madensen-Herold draw on their many years of combined practitioner and academic experience to explain the importance of criminal justice and show how key trends, emerging issues, and practical lessons can be applied in the field. The Fourth Edition keeps students up to date with new content on recent cases, cybercrime, policing strategies, drug abuse, human trafficking, terrorism, immigration, and much more. This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo. Digital Option / Courseware SAGE Vantage is an intuitive digital platform that delivers this text’s content and course materials in a learning experience that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers simple course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. Learn more. Assignable Video with Assessment Assignable video (available with SAGE Vantage) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life. Watch a sample video now. LMS Cartridge (formerly known as SAGE Coursepacks): Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more. Prefer a streamlined text? Peak and Madensen-Herold’s bestseller is now available as A Brief Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process. Learn more.

Cell Phone Contraband in Georgia Prison

A quantitative research study was conducted to determine the effect of cell phones on correctional officers performing their duties.

Cell Phone Contraband in Georgia Prison

A quantitative research study was conducted to determine the effect of cell phones on correctional officers performing their duties. The aim of the study was to gather quantitative data from correctional officers within three state prisons in southern Georgia concerning cell phones in prison, perception of dangers they pose, and limitations they place on officers' ability to perform their job duties. A 5-question survey was developed and piloted with 25 correctional officers not involved in the study and not assigned to the facilities selected in order to ensure validity of the results. The population for this study consisted of correctional officers, sergeants, and lieutenants employed at three state prisons in southern Georgia. The results identify the specific danger faced by correctional officers who catch offenders with cell phones. The results indicated that 76.52% of officers surveyed strongly agreed that cell phones increase the possibility of inmate-staff-assaults, 94.2% of staff agreed that cell phones impact their ability to perform their job and 26.8 % of staff agreed that inmate-staff-assaults occur more frequently than reported as a result of recovering a cell phone. A descriptive analysis showed that the 23.19 % of staff surveyed reported that the discovery of cell phones in inmates' possession affected their specific job duties of conducting count and maintaining security of the facility. Descriptive analysis further indicated that 73.33% of staff surveyed feared being assaulted by an offender, and 12.17% feared being killed by an offender over a cell phone issue.

Prison Dog Programs

Contraband frustration (pp. 12–18). July/August: Corrections Forum. Grommon, E. (2017). Managed access technology to combat contraband cell phones in prison: Findings from a process evaluation. Evaluation and Program Planning, 66, ...

Prison Dog Programs

This edited volume brings together a diverse group of contributors to create a review of research and an agenda for the future of dog care and training in correctional facilities. Bolstered by research that documents the potential benefits of HAI, many correctional facilities have implemented prison dog programs that involve inmates in the care and training of canines, not only as family dogs but also as service dogs for people with psychological and/or physical disabilities. Providing an evidence-based treatment of the topic, this book also draws upon the vast practical experience of individuals who have successfully begun, maintained, improved, and evaluated various types of dog programs with inmates; it includes first-person perspectives from all of the stakeholders in a prison dog program—the corrections staff, the recipients of the dogs, the inmate/trainers, and the community volunteers and sponsors Human-animal interaction (HAI) is a burgeoning field of research that spans different disciplines: corrections, psychology, education, social work, animal welfare, and veterinary medicine, to name a few. Written for an array of professionals interested in prison dog programs, the book will hold special interest for researchers in criminal justice and corrections, forensic psychology, and to those with a commitment to promoting the ideals of rehabilitation, desistance thinking, restorative justice, and re-entry tools for inmates.

On Point

It is certain that new hires coming through basic training could use this book as their guide both to learning about contraband as well as learning about professionalism in corrections.Captain Johnson delivers his best in a prison, in a ...

On Point

It is an honor to write a recommendation for Captain Johnson's book. We worked together for several years, planning and plotting to reduce the flow of contraband into our prison, Lee Correctional Institution. At all times, he was fully professional in his dealings with both inmates and staff, by his example, modeling for us how to be better.Captain Johnson's book is "on point," as he would like to say, in three ways: It tells in horrifying detail the assault on him at his home, then puts the assault in the context of the contraband market. An inmate group found him simply too effective to be allowed to continue his work. This context is the second value of his book; it educates readers about the dangers of cell phones in prison and the link of the contraband trade back to the neighborhoods in which we live. The third focus of his book is education. Step by step, he takes the reader into a cell search, pointing out the mistakes that veteran and rookie COs could make and offering his own tricks for a thorough search. It is certain that new hires coming through basic training could use this book as their guide both to learning about contraband as well as learning about professionalism in corrections.Captain Johnson delivers his best in a prison, in a classroom, and in our community.-Margaret Jean Bell, author of the novel Prison Grits

Prisons Make Us Safer

In 2016 , for example , incarcerated organizer Kinetic Justice used a contraband cell phone to call national news show Democracy Now ! from his solitary confinement cell at Alabama's Holman Correctional Facility .

Prisons Make Us Safer

"Utilizing narrative, statistics and history, this book identifies and dispels 21 popularly-held myths about mass incarceration"--

Issues in Corrections

Discuss the issues associated with private prisons and explain whether you are a proponent or opponent to privately funded prison facilities. ... Contraband cell phones in CDCR prisons and conservation camps.

Issues in Corrections

Since the 1970s, the corrections system has experienced exponential growth. Over the past four decades, the number of inmates held in US prisons and jails has quadrupled. This massive growth is associated with a number of different issues and challenges within prisons and jails, including overcrowding; gang activity and misconduct; a shift away from rehabilitation and programming; expanded use of solitary confinement; inmates’ human rights; criticisms of health care; and massive, publicly funded budgets. Many states now spend more on corrections than on higher education. This book explores these issues in depth. It takes current topics in institutional corrections and explores the main issues surrounding each. Themes include institutional corrections, prison behavior (including gangs and misconduct), solitary confinement, prison programming, and rehabilitation.

Congressional Record

In ation of landline telephones in the pris The illegal use of wireless phones in prisons addition , the study will ... the States in the effort to combat the The Cell Phone Contraband Act makes it a prisons doubled from 2007 to 2008.

Congressional Record


Gangs and Organized Crime

Wood, Alleyne, Mozova, and James (2014) found there was not a link between involvement in prison gang activity and street gang ... defense attorneys, corrupt prison staff, court sessions, contraband, cell phones and institution phones, ...

Gangs and Organized Crime

In Gangs and Organized Crime, George W. Knox, Gregg W. Etter, and Carter F. Smith offer an informed and carefully investigated examination of gangs and organized crime groups, covering street gangs, prison gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs, and organized crime groups from every continent. The authors have spent decades investigating gangs as well as researching their history and activities, and this dual professional-academic perspective informs their analysis of gangs and crime groups. They take a multidisciplinary approach that combines criminal justice, public policy and administration, law, organizational behavior, sociology, psychology, and urban planning perspectives to provide insight into the actions and interactions of a variety of groups and their members. This textbook is ideal for criminal justice and sociology courses on gangs as well as related course topics like gang behavior, gang crime and the inner city, organized crime families, and transnational criminal groups. Gangs and Organized Crime is also an excellent addition to the professional’s reference library or primer for the general reader. More information is available at the supporting website – www.gangsandorganizedcrime.com