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.  


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