Miss Jackson-Mississippi Department of Justice Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall said that the “promising results” of the interference technology test conducted at the South Carolina Prison confirmed her support for the mobile phone jammer system. The US Department of Justice issued a press release on Wednesday from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) report on the results of the pilot in Columbia, South Carolina. The press release said: “The research results are encouraging and show that the new technology can effectively prevent the use of prohibited mobile phones in prison.”
During the test, the cell signal in the tested area is “blocked and legal calls can be made outside the tested area”. Commissioner Hall said that this is precisely the technology that correctional institutions need to solve the problem of smuggling mobile phones. As an active member of the Association of State Corrections Directors (ASCA), the Office of the Commissioner supports pre-conference legislation to allow cell phone portable jammer to jail. She is one of the selected law enforcement officers working closely with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) to combat smuggling calls.
Commissioner Hall said: “It is well known that cell phones in prisons are everyday problems in prisons and pose a real risk to public safety.” “MDOC is not immune, and we recognize that even with a managed access system (MAS), Finding and grabbing a large number of mobile phones also indicates a problem. We need a reliable and affordable solution. If we manage to control this epidemic, we will never endanger public safety.” Commissioner Hall said that although various Tools to combat smuggling phones, including security devices, body scanners, cell phone jammers, magic wands, K-9 phones and the Internet, but micro-interference seems to be another active method that requires extensive research.