EXCLUSIVE: How to Stop Facebook Felons
ATLANTA - The Federal Communications Commission is meeting with the Georgia Department of Corrections to hopefully figure out a more effective way to block the signals from smuggled cell phones inside Georgia prisons.
The FOX 5 I-Team first exposed this problem in 2010, prisoners who manage to gain access to smuggled cell phones and set up Facebook pages behind bars. Inmates can use these sites, and those phones, to harass victims, communicate with inmates in other facilities and even plot crimes on the outside.
In 2014, the FOX 5 I-Team was given an exclusive look at one high-tech way the Department of Corrections is trying to make those cell phones worthless to the inmates who often spent as much as $1000 on a smart phone.