Thursday, August 19, 2010
President Obama Signs into Law Ban on Cell Phones in Federal Prisons
A law signed by President Obama bans cell phone use by federal prisoners. The Federal Bureau of Prisons confiscated more than 2,600 cell phones from minimum security facilities and 600 from secure federal institutions last year. Inmates have been known to direct crimes from behind bars using cell phones, including gang activity, drug distribution and credit card fraud.