SC Corrections Director Commends DoJ on Jamming

South Carolina Department of Corrections Director Bryan Stirling commended the Department of Justice today for suggesting in an ex parte filing with the FCC that the jamming of contraband cellphones in correctional institutions “merits continued study” (TR Daily, Sept. 19). “I would like to thank the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General for weighing in on this important issue with the Federal Communications Commission. As long as inmates are allowed to use illegal contraband cellphones our public safety is at risk,” Mr. Stirling said in a statement.

Mr. Stirling’s department has been a leader in pushing for authorization to jamming cellphones, but the FCC repeatedly has said such activity is only permitted by federal government entities.

Courtesy TRDaily