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Deputies rule no more cell phones in jail

The Chamber of Deputies has approved the second and final reading for the bill that proposes to implement bans on the use of cell phones in jails. The bill orders prison wardens to block the cell phone signals in their facilities.

The initiative proposed by deputy Juan Julio Campos (PLD-La Altagracia), highlights that a number of crimes have been instigated from inside the jails themselves.  Inmates have been known to use cell phones to plan extortion, threats, kidnappings, homicides, escapes and other crimes.

In addition, the bill states that drug dealing in prisons is being carried out using cell phones, and threatens the security of the population as a whole.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

Feb 10, 2017

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