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.