Cell-jamming bill clears first senate hurdle

Jackson, Donny
September 2009
Urgent Communications;Sep2009, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p6
Trade Publication
The article discusses a bill that allows the jamming of illegal cell phones of prisoners, approved by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. It cites the alleged use of cell phones by inmates to continue operating their illegal activities. The bill is said to have been sponsored by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and includes language designed to protect public-safety and lawful wireless services outside correctional institution. It cites the opposition to the bill by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association.


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