National Telecommunications and Information Administration May 12, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Preventing Contraband Cell Phone Use in Prisons
Document Number: 2010-11350
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) seeks comment on technical approaches to preventing contraband cell phone use in prisons. Congress tasked NTIA with developing, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), a plan to investigate and evaluate how wireless jamming, detection and other technologies might be utilized for law enforcement and corrections applications in Federal and State prison facilities. To assist in its evaluation of these technologies, NTIA requests information from the public on technologies that would significantly reduce or eliminate contraband cell phone use without negatively affecting commercial wireless and public safety services (including 911 calls and other government radio services) in areas surrounding prisons.