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Prisons seek ally in crackdown on cellphones

Apr 10, 2011 11:05:09 PM- latimes.com
Bidders on the upcoming contract for inmates' pay phone service will be asked to include equipment to block cellphone calls. Civil libertarians say cellphones help inmates' positive behavior.

Frustrated by the state's inability to prevent thousands of illicit cellphone calls made by inmates from its prisons, California's corrections chief is seeking help from an industry that has a big financial interest in his cause.

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