Maryland Cracks Down on Prison Cell Phone Use
02/13/2014
Corrections Connection, The

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BALTIMORE — Nearly six months after implementing a pilot program targeting contraband cell phones in prisons, Maryland correctional officials have officially adopted the new technology.

Gov. George O'Malley unveiled the new “managed access” system at a press conference in the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) in early February. “For the last seven years, our administration has worked to put Maryland on the front lines of the national fight against contraband cell phones,” O'Malley said in a statement. “This technology arms our dedicated correctional staff with additional tools they need to crack down on cell phones in our facilities, protect integrity and ensure the safety and security of our correctional system.”