The State of Cali is pushin’ a bill that would not only punish the smuggler but the ’smugglee’ of contraband cellphones. The bill pushed by Alex Padilla, D-Cali, wants to punish smugglers -employees or visitors- for smugglin’ cellphones into the pen. They call it a threat to public safety. They call it “Operation Deactivation.“
Now there are some who don’t see too much harm with inmates checkin’ and updatin’ Facebook pages (yep. they have those too, and got 200+ friends! -the police don’t know how late they really are…) and browsin’ the internet, makin’ calls to loved ones for commissary money…
The Feds see that shyt a lot differently.
“We don’t just suspect, we know that cell phones are being used by inmates to commit all sorts of crimes. To intimidate witnesses, to terrorize rape victims, to plan escapes from prison, to coordinate attacks on guards; the list goes on and on.”
They claim they already got Federal indictments on murders and drug deals orchestrated from behind bars via celly… This law includes takin’ 6 months ‘good time’ from the inmates caught with the phone. ’ Facilitate a crime’ on that mofo, and you might be addin’ two -to-five on it. You bring it in to your man or homie? Six months in prison, and a fine up to $5G’s-per phone. Prison employees caught with they pants down, would only get fined (Aint that a bia??)
They mad. They say they confiscated 10-ThouWow+ cellphones in Cali prisons alone, in 2010. They got 271 more from the C.O.’s They not havin’ it. Operation Deactivate that’s what they call they lil ‘monitorin’ system- was testin ’ in one Cali pen (they wouldn’t disclose which…), and said they detected 250 devices tryin’ to access the internet, or tryin’ to access an outside trunk (PacBell lingo for “outside line”). Another ‘pilot program’ detected 4000 transmissions from 480 unauthorized cells in a 24 hr period.
Mofo’s is accessin’ they asses off!~
South Carolina is on a misson too. Recently saw a blurb about them crackin’ down on “Inmate Facebook Access” (they have a code name for this too!) IDK- I guess if I was the parent/brother/sister/cousin/aintee/Uncle Leroy/homie/lover/friend of a murder vic, I wouldn’t want to run up on the person who killed my love one, smilin’ at me on FB, and playin’ “Crime City”
I’m jus’ sayin’…