osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,

One last epic fail.

OK, I've been Posty McPostalot today, but this last just really got me.

Apparently, we are having problems with our "maximum security prisons." Prisoners are running drug rings, engineering hits against witnesses, and having gourmet meals of shrimp scampi delivered along with fine cuban cigars and Krystal champagne.

The proposed solution: legalize cell phone jammers.

Because, of course, the problem is not that prisoners in maximum security prisons can get cell phones in the first place. It is that once they get them, we can't jam them.

I just blogged about this here, including why this is a really, really bad idea.

Mind you, I understand why Prison Wardens would like to push the idea that the problem is the lack of cell phone jammers rather than the fact that the maximum security prison they are running is as porous as Swiss cheese. I also understand why CellAntenna is pushing this. What boggles my mind is that none of the members of Congress who are supporting this bill are holding a hearing on "why the $#@! can prisoners get access to cell phones in our 'maximum security' prisons!"

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