meshDETECT, Secure Prison Cell Phone Solutions ™
meshDETECT, Secure Prison Cell Phone Solutions ™

Contraband Cell Phones Prison System’s Greatest Threat?

A very interesting interview with the Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner, Brian Owens on the problem of contraband cell phones in prisons.

Provocative quotes from the interview:

“Cell phones in prison are simply a matter of power, money and gangs.”

“Illegal cell-phone use in Georgia prisons has developed to “epidemic” proportions and is now the system’s greatest safety threat.”

Interestingly, the interview did not include any discussion of deploying demand-side solutions such as a secure prison cell phone solution to reduce the contraband value of smuggled cell phones.