Robert Johnson was photographed outside the Lee Correctional Detention Center in Bishopville, South Carolina. Before attempting to attack his life with a smuggled cell phone, he was responsible for preventing smugglers from entering the facility. Federal prison officials have tested the jammer technology, and officials hope that the technology will help use mobile phones to counter threats from prisoners. Deputy Attorney General Beth Williams told the Associated Press that prison officials spent hours testing cell signal blockages in a federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. technology.
Columbia, South Carolina (AP)-Federal prison officials tested a jammer technology on the walls of federal prisons on Wednesday. The authorities hope this rare measure can help resist the threat posed by cell phone prisoners. Deputy Attorney General Beth Williams conducted a test for several hours in a federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland on Wednesday morning. Williams did not provide details on how the test was carried out, but said it was a step in limiting the ability of prisoners to leave unattended and continue criminal efforts.
A similar test was conducted in 2010, but Williams said that with the development of disruptive technology, prisoners’ efforts to smuggle equipment also made a huge effort on Wednesday. Such tests may lead to more widespread use of technology, such as securing passengers’ phones by blocking prisons, which are identified by officials across the country as the greatest security threat. Williams told the Associated Press: “Today is a big step, because criminals need to improve their ability to commit crimes in prison to stop their crimes.”
Federal Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (Deputy Attorney General) announced his renewed interest in man-made portable jammer in federal agencies. He announced at a national judicial meeting that federal prisons would begin retesting the technology. He said in his speech: “This is a major security issue.” “Mobile phones are used to run criminal activities, promote violent crimes, and hinder law enforcement.” The Federal Bureau of Prisons, which has 185,000 prisoners, confiscated 5,000 mobile phones in 2016 , Preliminary figures show that this number has increased in the past year. State prisons and state prison officials have spent many years talking about the dangers of cell phones in the hands of prisoners. They can use these risks to continue criminal activities in prison, including drug trafficking, extortion, and even beating witnesses and others.
Sterling is an outspoken advocate of the use of telephone technology in prison. In June, he wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, requesting the chief prosecutor to apply for an FCC permit to disrupt the passage of the fence. The cell phone signal of the smuggling of the villain or even the drone has been delivered. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster also campaigned for lobby manager. He wrote a memo to Sessions in August about the dangers of prison cell phones and thanked him for any help. In a letter earlier this month, Williams wrote to officials of the Federal Communications Commission that combating the security threat posed by smuggling of telephones is a “top priority” for the Commission and the judiciary.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai expressed his willingness to work on this issue and told members of Congress that he will set up a working group to “discuss the proliferation of wireless contraband in prisons and their potential destructive impact on public safety” discussions. Williams said the judiciary that oversees the prison office is optimistic, and other FCC officials also understand the need to combat the use of illegal mobile phones. Williams told the Associated Press: “I know Chairman Bai really understands the threats here.” “We must make every effort to prevent the threats posed by these phones.” Sterling praised the test on Wednesday and said he And other state officials need to be able to use similar jammer technology in their facilities. In a statement to the Associated Press, he said: “Prisons and local prisons in South Carolina should be allowed to use the same public security measures as the federal government.” “We look forward to further efforts to eliminate this threat.”