Mobile Phone Jammer Blocked Communication From Landline
Among the ten penal institutions in Dresden in Saxony, the use of mobile phones is banned. Recently, the number of mobile phones and smartphones seized from prisoners has decreased. According to data from the Ministry of Justice, there were 281 last year, 372 the previous year-454 in 2015. The spokesperson said that the measures taken so far have paid off. In particular, control devices with mobile phone sniffer dogs and detention and work areas have a deterrent effect. As of June 2018, 166 cases have been discovered.
In 2019, mobile cell phone jammer will be installed in the two largest prisons in Dresden and Leipzig. The system will cost about 2.7 million euros. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said that this will be the first to achieve the blockade of fixed phones. In individual cases, prisoners use illegal mobile phones to threaten, insult, coerce or blackmail witnesses, relatives or victims, and organize drugs or illegal pornography.
Most mobile phones are smuggled from outside
The law prohibits the possession and use of mobile phones. The spokesperson said, but time and time again, the equipment is smuggled from outside, especially when visiting, returning from outdoor activities or thrown on the wall. In a few cases, they were brought into the facility by transporting goods and parcels and by servants and outside employees when they were arrested.
Attorney General Sebastian Gemkow (Sebastian Gemkow) also believes this decline is a sign of the good work of prison staff. But he also believes that there is further potential for enforcing the legal mobile phone ban in prisons. According to his spokesperson, in pre-trial detention, it is particularly important to prevent prisoners from having illegal communication with the outside world caused by power outages.
Controls with sniffer dog, detector and detector
The prison also occasionally illegally obtained mobile phones from prisoners. For example, in March 2017, a former prison guard was sentenced to prison for providing mobile phones to two prisoners. Vehicles entering and leaving vehicles must undergo thorough inspections, sometimes with sniffer dogs, detectors and probes.
A spokesperson for the Department of Defense said safety nets and privacy screens also make it more difficult to throw phones on the wall from the outside. For safety reasons, prisoners and visitors can even be closely monitored.
Criticism of the Green Party
The Green Party of the State Assembly criticized the use of tracking devices for cell phone jammers in the agency. Instead, they called for better communication methods for prisoners and telephones for landlines.