Wireless Cell Blocking To Be Tested For State Prisons

 Officials plan to test cell phone jamming technology after discovering hundreds of illegal mobile devices on Texas death row and in other prison units around the state.

The Austin American-Statesman reports the test has been proposed for Dec. 18 at the Travis County state jail in Austin.

House Corrections Committee Chairman Jerry Madden said he requested the test and officials at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice are working to set up the demonstration.

Florida-based CellAntenna Corp. will perform the Texas demonstration.

It conducted a similar test at a South Carolina prison on Friday.

Prison officials from several states gathered to see how the equipment blocks wireless calls.

Regulators can grant permission to federal agencies to use the technology but federal law prevents state and local agencies from jamming cell phone signals.

Still, prison officials hope they will be granted permission to use the blocking technology.

source: http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/35134979.html


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