Hoping to stop federal inmates from directing crimes from behind bars, President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday a prohibition on cell phone use by prisoners.
The law prohibits the use or possession of mobile phones and wireless devices, and calls for up to a year in prison for anyone found guilty of trying to smuggle one to an inmate.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons confiscated more than 2,600 cell phones from minimum security facilities and nearly 600 from secure federal institutions last year.
“Now that this bill has become law, prison gangs will no longer be able to use cell phones to direct criminal attacks on individuals, to decide territory for the distribution of drugs, or conduct credit card fraud,” said Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-California, a co-sponsor of the bill.
Where are they getting this money from?? These prisoners must have some serious pull if they can be in jail and still controlling people that are in the free world. This bill is certainly needed if people behind bars can still run what’s going on in the streets. These are some true hustlers. In jail with cell phones?? I bet they get on the internet and everything. This is NUTS. Go Obama!! Good thinking.