Corrections Group Supports Beacon Systems

The American Correctional Association urged the FCC in a filing June 23 to convene wireless carriers “and reach a voluntary agreement within one year to implement and offer CW beacon systems on all cell phones with a phase-in period of two years from the date of the agreement” to tackle contraband cellphones in correctional institutions.

“However, if all carriers do not agree within the one-year period, we would encourage the FCC to pursue mandatory requirements in this proceeding,” ACA said in its filing in GN docket 13-111 on a further notice of proposed rulemaking adopted in March seeking comments on whether the Commission should take additional measures to address the use of contraband devices in prisons and jails (TR Daily, March 23).

Courtesy TRDaily