Officials Confiscate Cell Phones in Prison
POSTED: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 9:15am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 3:37am
TEXAS—Texas officials are considering jamming cell phone signals near prisons.
Officials found 775 prohibited cell phones in Texas prisons this year. Officials say prisoners are using cell phones to order criminal acts outside prison walls.
Cell phone industry officials say they agree with officials that the problem needs to be resolved. However, they say, there needs to be a way to allow staff and visitors inside the prison to make calls.