Cell phones are becoming an epidemic problem in prisons all over the country. And something needs to be done about it now.
I'm not sure how many we find a year here in Raccoon City but it seems like every time I turn around somebody is finding another cell phone.
Not too long ago we got a call from a young lady who said that the man who victimized her had sent her a friend request on Facebook. I don't know her or him or what he did to her but from what I heard she was justifiably upset. We turned it over to the Captain on shift and hopefully he dealt with it appropriately.
I also don't know if he had a family member do that or if he did it himself over a cell phone.
But this kind of bullsnap has gone on too long and is becoming a real problem.
Cell phone trackers only work when the phones are on. Dogs can be trained to sniff them out but it takes a long time and is pretty expensive, from what I have been told.
How about jammers? I have seen them for sale on Ebay for fairly cheap. Let's turn each and every prison in this country into a cell phone "dead zone". Make sure that even if they do get a phone that it won't work inside the fence. Shut them down cold and hard.
Oh, what? Your cell phone doesn't get any reception in the parking lot? Well, too freaking bad. Drive a hundred yards away and you should be fine.
What's that? You are somebody important and you need to be connected to the world 24/7? Well, too bad, bundt cake! You aint that important.
The victims. They're more important than you. Society. The people we are protecting. Way more important. You can drive down the road just like anybody else.
And while we're at it, let's make possession of a cell phone in jail or prison considered an attempt to escape? Automatic?
Sounds like the possibility of another 8-10 years to me....
Okay, I'm done.
Storms rolling in anyway and I have to run.
Tuesday will be Start Your Own Country Day and National Cashew Day!