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O'Malley: Phone Security Decreases Jail Violence

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley described the new cellphone screening system in the Baltimore City Detention Center as the state's latest step in a never-ending process: keeping pace with the technology criminals adopt.
    
Violent gangs tend to innovate with technology faster than law enforcement, O'Malley said in a news conference Friday morning inside the Baltimore jail.
    
He predicted that in 10 years, prisons across the country will have screening systems similar to Baltimore's. He hopes to have them installed in all of Maryland's prisons, starting with other Baltimore facilities.
    
The new system prevents inmates from calling anyone except 911 lines on unauthorized cellphones. It allows calls from registered, authorized cellphones.
    
O'Malley said assaults on fellow inmates and corrections officers have decreased since the state started cracking down on cellphone policies in 2007.

 

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