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Mobiles in prison 4 months 1 day ago #3294227

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I read yesterday, plans to totally iliminate mobiles within person, new tech. And new plans for perimeter surveillance. That can only be good?
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Mobiles in prison 4 months 1 day ago #3294229

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I am totally against any technology in prison,
Phones,television,Xbox,
They have committed crime,they should be punished not rewarded.
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Mobiles in prison 4 months 1 day ago #3294243

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In my opinion mobiles shouldn’t be allowed in prison .
Prisons are there as a punishment and to protect the public from criminals .
Anything that gives the offender direct access to the public should be removed .
Also internet sites should imo be limited and monitored to re-training and educational use only . That may already be the case.
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Mobiles in prison 4 months 1 day ago #3294280

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Yes, the phone detection kits seem to have been very successful in their initial trials over this last year, so it’s good to hear the Government is ready to complete their plan to roll them out to the rest of the prisons.
It will be good if they can detect and get rid of all the mobile phones illegally circulating in prisons.

I remember reading about how the phone detection kits worked when David Gauke announced the Government plans to invest all this money into prison security back in April 2019, when he was Secretary of State for Justice in Theresa May’s Government. It’s good that TMs successor is continuing with the plan and funding her Government created for prison security.

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Mobiles in prison 4 months 1 day ago #3294337

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Yes, it is certainly possible to " Jam" mobile phone signals, and internet sites too!
Of course, questions of " human rights " arise.... is it " inhumane" in these days to deprive someone of a mobile phone?
Some prisons are referred to as " correctional institutions". How do we correct someone from criminality, if we continually treat them as "criminals"?
There are some criminals who are so far "gone" as to be beyond redemption, but they are a small number in the total incarcerated.
The policy in criminal justice in U.K. Is to regard prison as a last resort..issuing tagging, and community service orders for less serious crimes. But the picture becomes blurred when "mitigation" in the form of addiction is introduced...drink, drugs and gambling. These are social issues which many enjoy, but some cannot cope with...resulting in criminality to support that addiction?

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Mobiles in prison 4 months 1 day ago #3294341

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Does mean you are for or agaist. Personally I think when they in prison they forfeit such rights as mobiles and internet access. Many crimes are orchestrated from prison!
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Lexie78 wrote: Yes, it is certainly possible to " Jam" mobile phone signals, and internet sites too!
Of course, questions of " human rights " arise.... is it " inhumane" in these days to deprive someone of a mobile phone?
Some prisons are referred to as " correctional institutions". How do we correct someone from criminality, if we continually treat them as "criminals"?
There are some criminals who are so far "gone" as to be beyond redemption, but they are a small number in the total incarcerated.
The policy in criminal justice in U.K. Is to regard prison as a last resort..issuing tagging, and community service orders for less serious crimes. But the picture becomes blurred when "mitigation" in the form of addiction is introduced...drink, drugs and gambling. These are social issues which many enjoy, but some cannot cope with...resulting in criminality to support that addiction?


I don’t think it is inhumane to deprive prisoners of a mobile phone but it would be inhumane and counter productive for rehabilitation to deprive prisoners of telephone contact with their families.

When the Govt announced using this new kit to identify and confiscate smuggled mobile phones in prisons, they also announced it is being done in conjunction with providing prisoners with in-cell telephones. The idea is to make it easier for prisoners to maintain telephone contact with their family but without allowing them unrestricted phone access which could be mis-used.

www.theguardian.com/society/2018/dec/28/...-under-10m-expansion

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Mobiles in prison 4 months 1 day ago #3294394

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NONO its not a holiday resort ' we are far to easy on prison punishment --3 meals a day some go in just to get a bed and fed …………...no mobiles tv certain times ..

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No to mobile phones.....yes to internet access, providing it's monitored - but more prison staff are needed to achieve this, and prisons are short of staff at the moment.

Prisoners need some contact with the outside world, otherwise they will be unprepared for life when they eventually leave, imo.
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I don't think the in-cell phones is good either, if it comes off, somehow I don't think it will.

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