If you get arrested soon, know that any cellphone you manage to smuggle into prison may not work.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration released a report on June 15 giving new details about “micro-jamming” technology that can render a jail cell without cellphone signal. Just 20 feet outside the area, however, wireless communication signals can run as normal.
The results are “a step forward countering the security threat posed by contraband cellphones,” said Beth Williams, assistant attorney general for legal policy at the Department of Justice, in a news release. “The results indicate the potential for localized impact of this micro-jamming technology.”
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