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2013-05-02 07:47:19 PM
Well, you know they're not that smart to begin with, so......
 
2013-05-02 09:56:25 PM
Why do prisoners have access to FB?
 
2013-05-02 11:26:48 PM
It's illegal to bring a phone into a prison but legal to have one once it's inside.  (facepalm.jpg)
 
2013-05-03 01:08:18 AM
FTFADunavant proposes stricter security screening for visitors and a cell signal blocking device inside prisons.

Prisons have been wanting to do this for years, but my understanding is that blocking cell signals is forbidden by the FCC.
 
2013-05-03 01:32:20 AM

eraser8: FTFA:  Dunavant proposes stricter security screening for visitors and a cell signal blocking device inside prisons.

Prisons have been wanting to do this for years, but my understanding is that blocking cell signals is forbidden by the FCC.


It is, even in prisons.  However,  the FCC allows something else:

Inmate call capture is one technology with enormous potential to save lives and protect 
the public, while preserving public safety communications. It allows and passes through all 
9-1-1 and authorized calls, and rejects unauthorized calls, including those placed by or made to 
inmates. At its first trial in the correctional facility in Parchman, Mississippi, this technology 
stopped 216,000 illegal calls made by and to inmates from ever reaching their destination in just 
one month.
 
2013-05-03 01:35:03 AM
sharetv.org
 
2013-05-03 01:58:44 AM
they should slow the phone's internet connection to 1200 baud speeds.

"Sure ya can use facebook"
 
2013-05-03 01:59:29 AM
an all the down low they can handle... good times in buttville...
 
2013-05-03 02:10:53 AM

TheDumbBlonde: Why do prisoners have access to FB?


So the stupid ones will post pictures of their stashes; making prosecution for illegal drugs, fights, toilet wine, ect easier.
 
2013-05-03 02:10:57 AM
Prison would be heaps ahead if the internet were ubiquitous...

/pron
 
2013-05-03 02:24:48 AM
Can't keep contraband out of prisons, but yet the TSA will take your water bottle at the airport. Brilliant!
 
2013-05-03 02:29:11 AM

eraser8: FTFA:  Dunavant proposes stricter security screening for visitors and a cell signal blocking device inside prisons.

Prisons have been wanting to do this for years, but my understanding is that blocking cell signals is forbidden by the FCC.


Dammit. Stupid FCC. Prisons would be a good start, followed by theaters and cars.
 
2013-05-03 02:30:34 AM
The posts display cash

i42.tinypic.com

/oblig
 
2013-05-03 02:41:29 AM
The illiteracy rates are astounding in prison.  I say remove all the TV, MP3 players, etc. and give them kindles with e-books and an encyclopedia.  If they want entertainment, they can learn to read and maybe farking learn something worthwhile that will keep them from coming back.
 
2013-05-03 02:44:11 AM

detritus: The illiteracy rates are astounding in prison.  I say remove all the TV, MP3 players, etc. and give them kindles with e-books and an encyclopedia.  If they want entertainment, they can learn to read and maybe farking learn something worthwhile that will keep them from coming back.


Once they get thinking, they think up rackets. Prisoners can think up pretty "smart" rackets considering they got their ass caught for something already.
 
2013-05-03 03:09:05 AM
Richard Speck did it first, plus he showed off his pink panties.

But now the prisoners in that jail can expect a 23 hour lock down and constant searches for the foreseeable future ( depending on what Tennessee law says about it). Welcome to supermax status.
 
2013-05-03 03:10:56 AM

UsikFark: Once they get thinking, they think up rackets. Prisoners can think up pretty "smart" rackets considering they got their ass caught for something already.


They already get plenty of "ideas" from television, news, books, rap music, etc.

Give them an e-reader, every sentence they read can be tracked and cataloged.  They can be forced to read certain things or banned from reading other things.  Can't read?  There's text to speech that will give you plenty of time to learn.  Learn technology skills in high demand, they'll have no reason to return to the streets especially if they gain experience doing so behind bars, even supplementing the cost to the taxpayers.  If you want to punish them, make 'em learn COBOL or something.
 
2013-05-03 03:27:43 AM
Personally, I find several things about this hilarious.

1.  That the people running these prisons are so incompetent that the prisoners are able to get away with such blatant and ridiculous bullshiat.
2.  That the prisoners are incompetent enough to brag about previously mentioned ridiculous bullshiat on Facebook.
3.  That people seem more concerned about prisoners having access to the "luxuries" of Facebook than they are about all the contraband being shown.

How are these people (the incompetent corrections officers and idiot criminals both) not being sentenced to hard labor as punishment for this crap?
 
2013-05-03 04:57:29 AM
What, no 17 dollars yet?

/Fark, I am disappoint
 
2013-05-03 05:47:57 AM

Arumat: Personally, I find several things about this hilarious.

1.  That the people running these prisons are so incompetent that the prisoners are able to get away with such blatant and ridiculous bullshiat.
2.  That the prisoners are incompetent enough to brag about previously mentioned ridiculous bullshiat on Facebook.
3.  That people seem more concerned about prisoners having access to the "luxuries" of Facebook than they are about all the contraband being shown.

How are these people (the incompetent corrections officers and idiot criminals both) not being sentenced to hard labor as punishment for this crap?


You have staff, visitors, and deliveries to food, clothe, house and medicate an inmate population that routinely enter any prison. It isn't feasible to search every person and package that enters a prison and foolish and dangerous thinking to assume it would even be possible to find and seize every bit of contraband going into a prison; certainly not ever item as small as a cell phone will be found.

Inmates foolish enough to electronically document crimes are not only going to be subject to prosecution, but are also going to be monitored by prison investigative staff when sites are discovered. Inmates are not all stupid. They are as stupid and as cunning as the rest of the would with nothing but time on their hands to plan and plot.
 
2013-05-03 05:52:09 AM
Hmm... Was expecting this to be about orleans parish prison.

Same thing there, plus the one guy who left prison to go to bourbon street...then went back to prison.

Lol.
 
2013-05-03 06:03:31 AM
Well what are they going to do? Throw them in prison?
 
xcv
2013-05-03 06:04:28 AM

eraser8: FTFA:  Dunavant proposes stricter security screening for visitors and a cell signal blocking device inside prisons.

Prisons have been wanting to do this for years, but my understanding is that blocking cell signals is forbidden by the FCC.


The Telecom lobby isn't going to give up so many lucrative, data-intensive usage customers so easily.
 
2013-05-03 06:13:01 AM
Hey, it used to be that cops would catch them weeks or days after pulling something that stupid.
 
2013-05-03 06:49:18 AM

NOLA_farkette: Hmm... Was expecting this to be about orleans parish prison.

Same thing there, plus the one guy who left prison to go to bourbon street...then went back to prison.

Lol.


I thought it was going to be more about the guy who impregnated four female guards...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/23/tavon-white-leader-of-bla_n _3 142087.html

Maybe Louis WInthorpe the third was right...

"If this place is indicative of the state of correctional institutions in this country they might as well let all the convicts out it's far worse on the inside."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKzWTwJwrGc
 
2013-05-03 06:53:54 AM
These guys are ballin out of control.  Sooooooo gangsta.  They're so flippin cool man.
 
2013-05-03 06:59:44 AM

Liinda: Inmates foolish enough to electronically document crimes are not only going to be subject to prosecution,


According to the article they aren't.  it isn't illegal.
 
2013-05-03 07:00:15 AM

GuidoDelConfuso: What, no 17 dollars yet?

/Fark, I am disappoint

24.media.tumblr.com

 
2013-05-03 07:18:15 AM

liam76: Liinda: Inmates foolish enough to electronically document crimes are not only going to be subject to prosecution,

According to the article they aren't.  it isn't illegal.


Drugs and other crimes they document with the cell phones are subject to prosecution. Regardless of laws, the cell phones are contraband. Possession could lead to loss of privileges, loss of contact visits, or possibly visits at all. Outside employment, custody level... An inmate caught with a cell phone has much to lose regardless of the criminal status of possessing the phone.
 
2013-05-03 07:21:08 AM
Dunavant says he plans on working with legislators throughout the remainder of the year and hopes to have a proposal to tighten cell phone laws inside prisons ready to take to legislators when they reconvene in January.

Wait, it's only the beginning of May and the Tennessee Legislature is already on vacation until January? Must be nice.
 
2013-05-03 07:26:59 AM
please, no prisoner duck face pics.
 
2013-05-03 07:32:35 AM

Liinda: liam76: Liinda: Inmates foolish enough to electronically document crimes are not only going to be subject to prosecution,

According to the article they aren't.  it isn't illegal.

Drugs and other crimes they document with the cell phones are subject to prosecution. Regardless of laws, the cell phones are contraband. Possession could lead to loss of privileges, loss of contact visits, or possibly visits at all. Outside employment, custody level... An inmate caught with a cell phone has much to lose regardless of the criminal status of possessing the phone.


Wrong. According to TFA "it's illegal to bring a cell phone in, but once in, it's not illegal to posses it".

/Picard double face palm
 
2013-05-03 09:13:58 AM
They should set up a Foursquare check in.
 
2013-05-03 09:25:01 AM

kendelrio: Liinda: liam76: Liinda: Inmates foolish enough to electronically document crimes are not only going to be subject to prosecution,

According to the article they aren't.  it isn't illegal.

Drugs and other crimes they document with the cell phones are subject to prosecution. Regardless of laws, the cell phones are contraband. Possession could lead to loss of privileges, loss of contact visits, or possibly visits at all. Outside employment, custody level... An inmate caught with a cell phone has much to lose regardless of the criminal status of possessing the phone.

Wrong. According to TFA "it's illegal to bring a cell phone in, but once in, it's not illegal to posses it".

/Picard double face palm


I'm not sure what you are saying. I know the article says it's not illegal to possess a cell phone in a prison. That doesn't mean an inmate in possession of a cell phone wouldn't face serious repercussions. Regardless of criminal laws, a cell phone would be dangerous contraband in any U.S. prison and subject to institution policy and procedures. The inmates posting on Facebook don't get to keep the phones.
 
2013-05-03 09:47:05 AM
(Air-quotes) Corrections Facility (/Air-quotes)
 
2013-05-03 01:39:00 PM
>Shelby County

Knew Memphis was involved.

Still glad to have gotten the fark outta there.
 
2013-05-03 02:35:06 PM
Liinda:
I'm not sure what you are saying. I know the article says it's not illegal to possess a cell phone in a prison. That doesn't mean an inmate in possession of a cell phone wouldn't face serious repercussions. Regardless of criminal laws, a cell phone would be dangerous contraband in any U.S. prison and subject to institution policy and procedures. The inmates posting on Facebook don't get to keep the phones.

So are you just being dense then??? What repercussions can there be for not breaking a law???The way the law reads, if you get  caught bringing a cell phone in, it's illegal. However, once it's there, it's all good. You're on base and safe!
 
2013-05-03 04:20:51 PM

kendelrio: Liinda:
I'm not sure what you are saying. I know the article says it's not illegal to possess a cell phone in a prison. That doesn't mean an inmate in possession of a cell phone wouldn't face serious repercussions. Regardless of criminal laws, a cell phone would be dangerous contraband in any U.S. prison and subject to institution policy and procedures. The inmates posting on Facebook don't get to keep the phones.

So are you just being dense then??? What repercussions can there be for not breaking a law???The way the law reads, if you get  caught bringing a cell phone in, it's illegal. However, once it's there, it's all good. You're on base and safe!


No. I'm not being dense. Apparently, you know very little about prison. The first repercussion, the inmate loses the phone. He won't be getting it back. He probably goes to seg. If he has an outside job, he loses that and if he is going to be able to get a job inside the institution, he's going to make far less than a job outside the walls that pays at least minimum wage. At the lowest end of a disciplinary tier, inmates often make less than a dollar an hour. If he is a minimum custody inmate, he's going to be rolled to maximum custody. He'll probably be doing all of his visiting behind a glass partition for a long time, once he gets his visiting restored. (Someone put that cell phone in his hand.) There is a good possibility that he's going to be moved to a different institution further away from family. He can expect to have his cell searched often and to live under a microscope. He'll lose good time. If he's up for parole it will affect his chances. Prison is it's own world.

I would be dense if I thought an inmate with a cell phone wasn't going to suffer repercussions if caught with a cell phone because a reporter pointed out that it's not a crime to possess said phone in a prison to elicit an emotional response from the uninformed.
 
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