Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

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Whitmire: Jams phone signals in prisons

Texas state prisons were locked down for a period of time after a state lawmaker received three phone calls from a death row inmate. The calls were made from a smuggled phone and state lawmakers are now requiring that phone signals are jammed in prisons. The move is questionable and may interfere with a federal law that does not allow interfering with the federal airwaves. The response, “why don’t you do it and see what the consequences are?”



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