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.

Contraband Cell Phones in Prisons

Contraband Cell Phones in Prisons


Contraband Cell Phones in Prisons

Contraband Cell Phones in Prisons


Contraband Cell Phones in Correctional Facilities

We believe that these phones are routinely and primarily being utilized to engage in ... Inmates are also using the camera feature of the cell phone to take ...

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 ...

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

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.

FCC Record

Inmate use of contraband wireless devices has grown within the federal and state prison ... See Preventing Contraband Cell Phone Use in Prisons , 75 Fed .

FCC Record


Congressional Record

Mr. Speaker , 1 rise in so that inmates and their families have and revenues associated with the oper- support of the Cell Phone Contraband Act . a much ...

Congressional Record


Prisons Today and Tomorrow

At the Darrington Unit in Brazoria County, Texas, prison administrators found 47 cell phones after a contraband search. Most inmates stored the cell phones ...

Prisons Today and Tomorrow

Prisons: Today and Tomorrow, Second Edition uses current case studies and research to present balanced and comprehensive coverage of prisons and prisoners. Featuring chapters contributed by leading authorities on the modern prison system, this text examines the many purposes of prisons-punishment, deterrence, rehabilitation, and incapacitation-and examines controversial issues such as whether imprisonment actually deters crime or merely serves as punishment.

Safe Prisons Communication Act of 2009

BACKGROUND AND NEEDS In recent years , there has been an increase in the smuggling and use of contraband cell phones in prisons .

Safe Prisons Communication Act of 2009


Bureau of Prisons

"The rates Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmates pay to make phone calls generate revenue that funds inmate wages and other amenities; however, inmates' contraband cell phone use is growing.

Bureau of Prisons

"The rates Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmates pay to make phone calls generate revenue that funds inmate wages and other amenities; however, inmates' contraband cell phone use is growing. The Cell Phone Contraband Act of 2010 criminalized cell phone possession in federal prisons and mandated that GAO study related issues. In response to the mandate, this report addresses (1) how telephone rates for BOP inmates compare with other correctional systems and the implications of lowering rates; (2) the number of cell phones confiscated in BOP and selected states, and any reported impact; and (3) the extent to which BOP and selected states have taken actions to minimize cell phone smuggling, these actions' effectiveness, and how BOP has coordinated internal and state information sharing. GAO reviewed BOP's policies, procedures, and cell phone confiscation data (2008-2010). GAO also interviewed BOP officials within BOP's 6 regions and 4 of its 116 institutions-as well as officials from 8 state correctional departments-selected for their cell phone detection efforts or challenges faced. The results are not generalizable, but provide insights. "

Prisons Today and Tomorrow

At the Darrington Unit in Brazoria County, Texas, prison administrators found 47 cell phones after a contraband search. Most inmates stored the cell phones ...

Prisons Today and Tomorrow

A Thoroughly Revised and Updated Third Edition of an Essential Text Prisons Today and Tomorrow is a balanced, comprehensive text designed to introduce students and other readers to the reality of corrections. Beginning with an overview of prisons throughout history, the text moves to an analysis of the philosophy and practice of modern corrections. Detailed descriptions of “life on the inside,” an analysis of trends in current correctional populations, and an overview of the future of corrections make Prisons Today and Tomorrow the most current and relevant correctional textbook on the market today. At every step, students are encouraged to engage in critical and analytical discussion on the role of incarceration and the challenges faced by corrections personnel, lawmakers, and newly released prisoners attempting to reintegrate into society. The revised third edition includes fully updated information and all-new chapters and contributors, including an up-to-date examination of modern issues facing prisoners and prison administration. With its accessible but comprehensive approach and clear, realistic style, Prisons Today and Tomorrow is suitable for corrections and sociology students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Featuring chapters contributed by leading authorities in the field, current case studies and research, and insightful, probing questions for further discussion, Prisons Today and Tomorrow is an essential text for any student in the field. The revised and updated Third Edition includes: • Current case studies and up-to-date statistical information and research • Features chapters contributed by leading authorities in the field • Fully rewritten and updated chapter on modern issues facing prisoners and prison administration personnel • A comprehensive overview of future challenges in prison management • Learning objectives and vocabulary call-outs for every chapter • Review and discussion questions for every chapter that encourage material retention and critical thinking • Every new print copy includes full student access to the companion website, which features a variety of engaging interactive study tools

Issues in Corrections

Cell phones as prison contraband. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (2015). Contraband cell phones in ...

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.

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

Handbook on Prisons

Prison administrators have responded to the flood of contraband cell phones with a number of countermeasures. Since 2008, states have petitioned the FCC to ...

Handbook on Prisons

The second edition of the Handbook on Prisons provides a completely revised and updated collection of essays on a wide range of topics concerning prisons and imprisonment. Bringing together three of the leading prison scholars in the UK as editors, this new volume builds on the success of the first edition and reveals the range and depth of prison scholarship around the world. The Handbook contains chapters written not only by those who have established and developed prison research, but also features contributions from ex-prisoners, prison governors and ex-governors, prison inspectors and others who have worked with prisoners in a wide range of professional capacities. This second edition includes several completely new chapters on topics as diverse as prison design, technology in prisons, the high security estate, therapeutic communities, prisons and desistance, supermax and solitary confinement, plus a brand new section on international perspectives. The Handbook aims to convey the reality of imprisonment, and to reflect the main issues and debates surrounding prisons and prisoners, while also providing novel ways of thinking about familiar penal problems and enhancing our theoretical understanding of imprisonment. The Handbook on Prisons, Second edition is a key text for students taking courses in prisons, penology, criminal justice, criminology and related subjects, and is also an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in the prison service, or in related agencies, who need up-to-date knowledge of thinking on prisons and imprisonment.

Criminal Justice in Action The Core

Contraband Cell Phones One piece of technology has made the task of controlling prison gangs extremely difficult: the cell phone.

Criminal Justice in Action  The Core

Concise, career focused, and completely up to date, the exciting new CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 8th Edition, delivers an accessible, applied, and real-world introduction to the field. Gripping photos and an engaging magazine-like layout make this succinct text ideal for a fast-paced course and visual learners. The text presents topics and cases straight from today's headlines, putting students in the center of the action with vivid, relatable examples that demonstrate the core principles of the American justice system at work. Reflecting reviewer feedback, the text combines just the right depth of coverage with a wealth of learning tools that appeal to a variety of learning styles. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Exploring Criminal Justice

Cell Phones in Prison the inmates who brought the charges against them. ... inmate use of contraband cell phones a growing problem.

Exploring Criminal Justice

This thoroughly revised and updated Second Edition of best-selling, Exploring Criminal Justice: The Essentials, provides a clear and concise introduction to the American criminal justice system in an engaging and accessible format. It examines the people and processes that make up the system and how they interact. It also covers the historic context of the criminal justice system so that readers will understand how and why we developed the system that is in place today. This Second Edition provides contemporary data and updated case studies and references for all topics, and will help students understand the relationships between the police, the courts, and corrections. Criminal Justice: The Essentials, Second Edition will provide undergraduate students a framework for thinking about crime and justice, aid them in becoming familiar with the terminology of the criminal justice system, and ultimately help them understand how and why the American criminal justice system works as it does.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Some jail and prison officials try to control contraband by using a video ... Regarding the latter, cell phones, their being smuggled into prisons and jails ...

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.

Criminal Justice in America The Encyclopedia of Crime Law Enforcement Courts and Corrections 2 volumes

Cell phones have become a new form of contraband that prisons are battling. Cell phones allow inmates to communicate with the outside world.

Criminal Justice in America  The Encyclopedia of Crime  Law Enforcement  Courts  and Corrections  2 volumes

This authoritative set provides a comprehensive overview of issues and trends in crime, law enforcement, courts, and corrections that encompass the field of criminal justice studies in the United States. This work offers a thorough introduction to the field of criminal justice, including types of crime; policing; courts and sentencing; landmark legal decisions; and local, state, and federal corrections systems—and the key topics and issues within each of these important areas. It provides a complete overview and understanding of the many terms, jobs, procedures, and issues surrounding this growing field of study. Another major focus of the work is to examine ethical questions related to policing and courts, trial procedures, law enforcement and corrections agencies and responsibilities, and the complexion of criminal justice in the United States in the 21st century. Finally, this title emphasizes coverage of such politically charged topics as drug trafficking and substance abuse, immigration, environmental protection, government surveillance and civil rights, deadly force, mass incarceration, police militarization, organized crime, gangs, wrongful convictions, racial disparities in sentencing, and privatization of the U.S. prison system. Approximately 300 authoritative entries on important topics pertaining to the discipline of criminal justice Illuminating timeline of events in the history of criminal justice in the United States Extensive general bibliography providing students with useful resources for further study

Cell Phones Behind Bars

CONTRABAND The number of contraband cell phones being confiscated is also ... Corrections officials have spent millions of dollars to outfit prisons and ...

Cell Phones Behind Bars