President Obama signs into law ban on cell phones in federal prisons

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    I know, right? It's a no-brainer but notice at the end of the article it says they still will have to do a government study to determine the effectiveness of the ban? :lol:





    " The Federal Bureau of Prisons confiscated more than 2,600 cell phones from minimum security facilities and nearly 600 from secure federal institutions last year.

    "Now that this bill has become law, prison gangs will no longer be able to use cell phones to direct criminal attacks on individuals, to decide territory for the distribution of drugs, or conduct credit card fraud," said Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-California, a co-sponsor of the bill.

    "Making it illegal for criminals to use cell phones and wireless devices in federal prison cuts their communication link and helps keep our communities safe," said her Republican counterpart, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.

    Cell phones are prized among inmates, officials said. A government report said California prison inmates pay $500 to $1,000 per cell phone.

    The new law calls for a government study to be issued in a year to measure the effectiveness of the new prohibition.
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    I'm glad to see he's acting on such an important issue. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm pretty sure cell phones and such were not permitted prior to the signing of this bill, this bill simply establishes penalties for people caught with one in, or caught smuggling one in, to federal lockups.
     
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    That sounds about right...


     
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    Well, it is kind of his job to deal with bills that pass through both houses of Congress.
     
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    Good, this should once and for all nip that problem in the bud. Now there's no WAY these guys will be getting their hands on a cell phone in there.

    He should ban rapes and murders in prison too so that those things never ever ever happen again.
     
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    All this law did was increase the profit margins for cell phones. I remember reading when MA outlawed cigarettes in state prisons a single pack went from about $5 to $100 overnight. Prisons are cash cows for the State and we're stoopid enough to let them lock up millions of people for using or selling drugs.
     
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    Cell phones were not designated as contraband before the law went into effect. But wouldn't pay phones in all jails be "cell" phones anyways? (Couldn't help it!)
    Grassley seeks ban on cell phones in federal prisons
     

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