Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Corrections Officers Fired for Smuggling Contraband Cellphones

The Department of Corrections in Guam stated that several correctional officers have been dismissed after smuggling contraband cellphones into facilities. 

The findings by the DOC resulted in a release, a termination and a resignation by prison personnel. The department has committed to cracking down on the contraband. works with jails, prisons and correctional facilities worldwide to provide safe cellphone detection, control, and jamming techniques to prohibit the use of illegal cellphones.  Visit for more information.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Oklahoma Prisons Recognize Illegal Cellphones as Problem's Andrew Knittle reported on Monday about the rising problem of contraband cellphones in Oklahoma correctional facilities.

The state has recognized that over the last decade, the issue has become increasingly problematic, with the number of confiscated phones rising dramatically. In 2012 alone, over 1,800 phones were snatched from inmates, versus around 1,000 units in 2010 and just under 1,400 in 2011.

The draw to the smuggled phones stems from the desire of inmates to have unmonitored conversations and access to online access, like social networking. Currently, inmate phone calls are conducted through means of monitored pay phone and calling cards.  The illegal cellphones and smartphones have become akin to other prison contraband, like tobacco and drugs.  

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Richwood, LA Finds Man with Contraband Cellphone in Prison

The News-Star reported Friday, November 9, 2012, that officers at Richwood Correctional Center in Louisiana re-arrested a man possessing an illegal cellphone in his jail cell.  The 26-year old Shreveport, LA was charged with "introduction of contraband into a penal institution". 

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Apparently, the cellphone was discovered by an officer making his usual rounds when he found the cell in the bunk. works with governments and correctional facilities worldwide to solve the problem of illegal cellphones and communications that can present significant danger to the general public.  Visit to learn about our cellphone detection, control and suppression solutions.  

Thursday, November 1, 2012

House of Commons Allows for Mobile Jamming in UK Prisons

The Daily Express reported yesterday that in the UK, the Westminster and Holyrod prisons are implementing technology that will allow officials to combat contraband mobile phones that are being used by prisoners to conduct organized crime.  

Backed by the Scottish Government, the new technology will block cell signal inside the prisons.  There have been problems with cellphone jamming technology in prisons that are located in highly-populated areas, as blocking the cell signal of inmates also blocks the cell signal of the surrounding area as well.

Mobile phone jamming has been tested in England, but has not been tried in Scottish prisons.

The House of Commons passed a bill in October that allows prison authorities to detect, manage, and jam mobile phone signals in prisons and secure training centers.  

CJAM works internationally with prisons and other correctional facilities to safely implement mobile phone detection, control and jamming solutions.  Visit to learn more about our services and to schedule a demonstration or site audit.  

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

South Africa Declares Cellphone Jamming Illegal

ICASA, the communications authority of South Africa, declared today that the jamming of cellular signal - both privately and publicly - is illegal.  

The agency has established that there is 'no legitimate use' for 'mobile telephone blocking devices'.

The debate surrounding cellphone jammers is ongoing.  Jammers can be utilized by both criminals and law enforcement to control communication.  

CellAntenna Corporation promotes the use of jamming only for law enforcement and first responders when in the overall safety interest of the general public. While cellphone jammers can be used to prevent security leaks, they are also capable of not only knocking out regular communication, but emergency communication as well.

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Illegal Cellphones in Prisons

Over the last few weeks, multiple stories regarding contraband cellphones in prisons have surfaced.

In Oklahoma, California, and Texas, accounts range from cellphones being smuggled in by prison guards with other illegal items, including tobacco and drugs, to that of the inmate who used a contraband phone to threaten a Texan lawmaker.

CellAntenna, and its subsidiary, CJAM, are currently working with Tecore Networks to install a "managed access" system in Downtown Baltimore.

CJAM is a proprietary solution provider for law enforcement and correctional facilities worldwide.  CJAM provides solutions including: cellphone detection, cellphone control, and cellphone jamming.  Visit for more information.

Mississippi Correctional Officer Charged with Smuggling Contraband Cellphone

A correctional officer was arrested for smuggling contraband, including an illegal cellphone and charger, into a prison in Mississippi. 

This is the second occurrence of contraband smuggling in the Hinds County Jail in recent months.  A new policy has been implemented that will subject prison employees to searches.  

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CJAM works with prisons worldwide in order to combat the growing problem of illegal cellphones in jails and correctional facilities.  Visit for more information about our cellphone detection, Managed Access, and cellphone jamming solutions.