The Department of Justice (DOJ) has gone on record as supporting efforts by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to block cellphones unlawfully in prisons, calling the devices a threat to public safety and prison security. The late August letter from Assistant Attorney General Beth Williams, head of DOJ’s Office of Legal Policy, also says the…

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  In the late ’60s and early ’70s, late-night talk show host and comedian Dick Cavett used to tell stories about his none-too-bright cousin Norman. How dumb was Norman? Well, in one of a long series of failures, Norman set out to become a zookeeper, but couldn’t make a success of it. Why not? Because…

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  The U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) constantly battles to keep contraband – weapons, drugs, cellphones and other items – out of its correctional facilities. The dangers of weapons are obvious, but cellphones can be equally perilous, having been used to plot escapes and the intimidation – or worse – of witnesses, or to enable…

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