Cell Phone Jammers To Protect The Security Of Prisons
The new Attorney General François Bayrou (François Bayrou), like other former Attorney Generals, such as Christiane Taubira in 2015, made a comment on the phenomenon of BFMTV and RMC on mobile phones in prison on Tuesday. reaction. Photos of supervisors posted on social networks, detained in swimming pools or smoking cells to take photos of themselves...Although the authorities have tried to use cell phone jammer to curb this practice, the problem has been repeated for several years.
Since 2002, the law authorizes the installation of wave filters in prisons. According to our information, there are currently 804 devices placed in French prisons. Problem: Compared with the development of mobile phones, technology is usually outdated. In order to upgrade and obtain a new generation of mobile phone jammers, the Ministry of Justice has provided 3 million euros. But there is one condition. “Our goal is to ensure that in the context of permanent technological developments (such as new 5G frequencies), existing technologies will not be outdated quickly and are therefore useless.” The prison administration also pointed out that the service agencies selected in the future must ensure adjustments. Maintenance, but the most important thing is to monitor technological development.
Phone seizure explosion
Testing of this new technology is currently underway, and its final phase started in early June and then it was put into use for the first time in early 2018. This investment by the prison administration is in response to the increasing number of seizures of mobile phones. When the total in 2014 exceeded 27,520, although the 2009 Prison Act Article 57 (including the Criminal Law application was filed in 2014. A phenomenon was deplored by the prison guards. The State Secretary of the Prison CGT Christopher Dolangeville ( Christopher Dorangeville) pointed out: “Owning a cell phone in prison is one of the scourges that have lasted for many years. This is a real problem.” Pressing on the agent. He continued: “The problem today is that prisoners are using cell phones to make movies.” Images or videos that can be sent to the outside, especially images or videos of prison administrators, as well as information about security systems or possible cells extracted to facilitate escape.
"We spent a lot of money on devices that didn't work, and the authorities spent a lot of time buying mobile cell phone blockers, but compared with the development of telephone technology, they are still behind", Marie Kretnott, head of advocacy at the International Observatory Regret Prison (OIP). "But we don't wonder why the prisoner would receive the call."
Therefore, the discussion surrounding the implementation of human interference will hide the broad debate about communication in detention. For OIP, "in most cases," detainees use mobile phones to communicate with relatives. "If we do not consider the introduction of laptops in prisons, we will not solve the problem of the flow of people," Mary Kretnot insisted. For prisoners, having a mobile phone allows them to get in touch with relatives when they are not working or at school: the use of phone booths in prison is only allowed until 5.30 pm. Another way that OIP can use is verified by the General Administration of Places of Deprivation of Liberty: the legality of using mobile phones in prisons. The person in charge of advocacy praised: “It is better to authorize and supervise than to fight without end”, and specifically pointed out that prisoners may go online to prepare for release.
In the context of terrorist threats, although imprisonment seems to be a radical incentive for some people, the Justice Department does not seem to be inclined to such a solution. The former Minister of Justice Jean-Jacques Urvoas announced in October last year a plan to ensure prison safety in the fight against terrorism. The plan promoted high-tech mobile blockers, but also strengthened the regional intervention team. 210 agents to increase search volume in target industries. It also provided 22 computer scientists who specialize in the computers of prisoners in cells.