Detroit police. Photo by Thomas Hawk on Flickr.
08 May 2019

Detroit Police Spent More Than Half Million Dollars On Cell-Site Simulator To Track People’s Locations

Documents show Detroit police purchased surveillance technology that allows police to actively track people’s locations through their cell phones.

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05 Jan 2017

How Corrections Officers Control Supply And Demand For Contraband Phones In Prisons

Corrections departments conduct searches and introduce policies to diminish contraband, but such efforts arguably play a role in preserving the market.

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28 Oct 2016

For Incarcerated, Contraband Cell Phones Are Lifeline To Outside

Jails and prisons across the country struggle to tamp down the sale and use of contraband cell phones. But for many prisoners, especially those involved in the national prison strike against slave labor, access to such technology is considered a lifeline. Prisoners in Alabama, South Carolina, New York, and other states use contraband phones

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