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« on: December 09, 2008, 01:32:47 AM »

Prison administrators across the country are daring the Federal Government to fine them for jamming cell phone calls from prisoners, even on Death Row.  The article is from MSNBC.

A persistent death row inmate in Texas could trigger a change in federal law allowing state and local governments to jam cell phone calls.

After an allegedly threatening call to a state senator led to the discovery that inmates had made thousands of calls on cell phones, which are banned in nearly all prisons nationwide, Texas officials have scheduled a test Dec. 18 of a system to jam such transmissions.

In general, federal law prohibits jamming cell phones. While regulators can make exceptions in certain circumstances for federal law enforcement agencies, the law specifically bans state and local governments from blocking the calls....
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