The Shielding Effect Of Mobile Jammers In Prisons Is Very Poor
The 150-year-old health prison has become a symbol of the dilapidation of French prisons. It was refurbished in a public-private partnership, costing 210 million euros. This Monday, about 80 detainees must return to the quarantine area in the 14th arrondissement of Paris. Starting in mid-January, they will be assigned to the general service department for the first major cleaning before other residents gradually arrive at a cost of 25 per week. The institution initially can accommodate 808 places, of which about 100 are in a semi-free state. By the end of 2019, the occupancy rate may reach 150%, while in Eli France it has reached 200%. From this perspective, most cells are already equipped with two beds.
Reopening will be a test: the health department is "the first prison equipped with both a new laptop cell phone jammer system and a fixed telephone in the cell", the agency's head, Christelle Rotach, emphasized. . Attorney General Nicole Belloubet initiated the detention revolution in January last year and finally completed a project.
The government started with a double observation: the ineffectiveness of cell phone jammers-currently only 10% of the 804 jammers in prison are effective-and the proliferation of cell phones in detention. In 2017, a new record was broken: 40067 phones and accessories were seized from 180 French prisons, when the number of prisoners was close to 70,000.
The laptop interference was entrusted to the French company SAGI.fr for six years. After sanitation, it will gradually expand to other places. At the same time, Telio, one of the European leaders in this field, was granted a ten-year landline public service concession. “Using the fixed phone in the cell is an element of comforting detention. Christelle Rotach explained that these prisoners will be able to address their family members without restriction without “recruiting guards who can devote their lives to other tasks”.
This innovation will help the Prison Administration (DAP) promote suicide prevention and better reintegration into society. Inmates can only call previously verified phone numbers. No telephones will be installed in isolated or disciplinary premises. The company will fund all investments and will be remunerated based on the phone bill paid by the prisoners. In mainland France, the cost of calling a fixed phone is 0.08 Euro per minute, and the cost of using a mobile phone is 0.18 Euro per minute, which is about ten times the current rate.
For Christelle Rotach, the purpose of the tour is also to build a modern prison while maintaining health in its historic millstone environment: hollow out the gymnasium, open walkways, and drill glass roofs above the passages. Light also entered the cell: the tall windows dropped to human height. Sanitary facilities, showers, electric stove and refrigerator have been installed. The “unworthy” conditions of detention in certain remand centers are far from being detained, which led to the condemnation of France in Europe. The "personal" area for the most vulnerable people and "visited guests" will remain. With the close attention of 380 managers, health will also play a role in welcoming radical prisoners.