The Nationwide Emergency Alert System check turned out to be an enormous success for almost everybody … that’s except you have been a prisoner with an unlawful cellular phone behind bars.
Thousands and thousands of cellphone customers throughout the U.S. acquired an alert Wednesday from the Federal Emergency Administration Company and FCC to make sure emergency alerts attain the general public at a nationwide degree. Telephones obtained each a check message and made a loud alert noise.
Nevertheless, the testing system made prisoners hiding telephones a simple goal for jail guards.
A New York State Jail official tells us they confiscated two telephones at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in the course of the check. Moreover, a supply at FCI Coleman Low in Florida says they too confiscated two telephones in the course of the emergency check.
It is unclear what number of different prisons confronted related circumstances — we referred to as round in Arizona, California, Illinois and others — however you gotta think about it was an issue nationwide.
A supply in Nevada tells us most of their prisoners have been already conscious the alert was gonna occur, doubtless turning their telephones off, so that they did not confiscate any units.
When reached for remark, the BOP instructed us, “The Federal Bureau of Prisons doesn’t elaborate on particular inner safety procedures for security and safety causes.”
Unsurprisingly, we’re instructed telephones behind bars have change into a rising downside, and officers have applied new techniques in making an attempt to find them — together with phone-sniffing canines referred to as “E-Canines.”
One thing tells us prisoners might change into extra cautious the following time a public alert rolls round.