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Gangs, Privatization Create “Chaotic” Conditions in Mississippi Prisons by David M. Reutter By David M. Reutter Mention prison and most people imagine dark thoughts.  The reasons for those thoughts vary from a fear of losing personal freedom to the images from Hollywood that portray prison as a gladiator school where ...
State of Louisiana - Security & Contract Compliance Review, CCA, 2014 BOBBY JINDAL jAMES M. Le B L\NC Governor Secretary Department of Public Safety and Corrections December 31, 2014 Harley Lappin, Executive Vice·President CCA - Winn Correctional Center 10 Burton Hills Boulevard Nashville, TN 37215 Dear Mr. Lappin: I appreciate ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Ninth Circuit: Warrantless Probationary Cell Phone Search Unconstitutional by The Ninth Circuit Court of Ap­peals has held that a warrantless, suspicionless search of a probationer’s cell phone violated the Fourth Amendment, and that evidence discovered during the search must be suppressed. Paulo Lara was on probation for a California drug ...
Publication • April 10, 2017
of the Pay Telephone Reclassification and Compensation Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Petition of Martha Wright et al. for Rulemaking or, in the Alternative, Petition to Address Referral
Photo of Prisoner Beaten by Georgia Gang Members Posted Online by Prisons are designed to be closed institutions, cut off from the rest of the world. Contraband cell phones, however, are opening them up and exposing the reality of what happens behind the walls. When Demetria Harris saw a photo ...
Publication • November 30, 2016
, OPS, TARGETING & EXPLOITATION 3 MOBILE PHONE SURVEILLANCE 4 VOICE CHANGERS FOR TERRORIST TELEPHONE CALLS? 5 POTENTIAL FOR TERRORIST USE OF TWITTER: A RED TEAMING PERSPECTIVE. 7 SAMPLE OF OTHER
Article • October 14, 2016
Prison-Area Cell Phone Companies Not Liable for Attempted Hit on Guard by Matthew Clarke In a March 25, 2015, opinion, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that cell phone service providers and owners of cell towers in the area around a South Carolina prison were not liable for the ...
Los Angeles Sheriff's Office Settles Visitor Beating Case for $1 Million by Derek Gilna Los Angeles County Jail deputies have a reputation for brutal treatment of prisoners, and have paid out millions of dollars in settlements as a result. However, even a man visiting his brother Robert at Men's Central ...
Article • August 10, 2016
Texas Guards and Prisoners Rarely Prosecuted for Contraband Cellphones by Matthew Clarke According to an investigation conducted by the Texas Tribune, guards and prisoners are rarely prosecuted for the contraband cell phones found within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). The investigation discovered that only 5% of the cellphone ...
Article • August 10, 2016
Guard’s Suspension for Dragging Injured Maine Pretrial Detainee Upheld by David Reutter Louisiana officials are resorting to unconventional tactics to combat the “international” problem of cellphones within its jails and prisons. Prisoner use of the contraband phones has become so widespread that rarely a day goes by that guards fail ...
Alabama Prisoners Bribed to Dance Nude for Doughnuts by Three Alabama jail guards have been charged in a “dancing for doughnuts” practice. Pickens County Jail guards Demetrius Harris, Anthony Lavender, and Chance Draper were charged with felony ethics violations for coercing female prisoners to dance nude for donuts and cell ...
Article • June 3, 2016 • from PLN June, 2016
Advocates Leery of Cell Phones Given to Undocumented Immigrants by Derek Gilna Immigration rights advocates are suspicious of a new government-funded program administered by GEO Care – a division of the GEO Group, one of the nation’s largest for-profit prison companies – that supplies cell phones to low-risk undocumented immigrants. ...
Publication • May 26, 2016
Filed under: Cell Phone Access
an Invitation for Bid (IFB),3 for replacement of the Inmate and Wards Telephone System (IWTS) including a requirement and specifications for the installation and operation of a MAS at each of the 33 State Prison
Publication • May 9, 2016
HRDC letter filed on FCC Docket re Wigger and field hearing - April 2016 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS April 7, 2016 Submitted Online Only Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, DC 20554 RE: Ex Parte Submission Promoting Technological Solutions ...
Brief • April 22, 2016
and using cellular telephones to further their criminal activities while incarcerated. Cellular telephones pose a significant risk to institutional safety and security as well as public safety. Among other
for overseeing the operations of state prisons. Approximately 60,000 inmates are incarcerated in state prison facilities. 2. Increasingly, GDOC inmates obtain and use cellular telephones to further
Publication • April 5, 2016
HRDC comment to FCC re hearing on contraband cell phones - April 2016 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS April 5, 2016 Submitted Online Only Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, DC 20554 RE: Ex Parte Submission Promoting Technological Solutions to ...
Publication • March 14, 2016
Filed under: Cell Phone Access
Controlling Contraband Cell Phones, Schober, 2015 Controlling Contraband Cell Phones Interception and Detection in Prisons, Correctional and Secured Facilities By Scott Schober Wireless Detection and Cybersecurity Expert TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Controlling Contraband Cell Phones PAGES 1-2 Controlling Contraband Cell ...
Article • September 25, 2015 • from PLN October, 2015
Cell Phones Confiscated from Prisoners Given to Charities by Christopher Zoukis Cell Phones Confiscated from Prisoners Given to Charities by Christopher Zoukis Thousands of cell phones seized from prisoners nationwide have been donated to charitable causes, including domestic violence programs and Cell Phones for Soldiers. Cell phones are considered contraband ...
Article • June 3, 2015 • from PLN June, 2015
Feds and Tennessee Officials Investigate Prisoners Using Facebook by David Reutter Feds and Tennessee Officials Investigate Prisoners Using Facebook by David Reutter The Bureau of Prisons is investigating two prisoners who were discovered using Facebook to “broadcast live” from a federal facility in Atlanta, where they are serving time on ...
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