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Jammers may be legal soon… in prison

Last week schools wanted to spend a lot of $$ on jammers and now jammers may be legal soon… in prison….

The nation’s prisons are one big step closer Wednesday to being allowed to jam mobile phone signals to keep prisoners from using the phones to commit further crimes, despite strong opposition from digital rights groups that say there are better ways to fight the problem.

The bill — passed by a bi-partisan vote in the Senate Commerce committee — would create the first ever exception to the FCC’s ban on jamming devices.

The measure could be voted on by the full Senate as soon as early as this, before it takes its August break, according to Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchinson, the bill’s primary sponsor who is also running for Texas governor.


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2 Comments

  1. to be honest, how the hell can you get a cell phone into jail? i went to jail and every time i went back into regular population, they did a pretty good job making sure we had nothing on us.

  2. You’d be surprised to see the power of the good old greenback. You think those guys that ‘guarded’ you were saints?

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