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Old 07-11-2018, 07:01 AM
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Default Prisoners to get phones in cells in bid to curb violence

Prisoners to get phones in cells in bid to curb violence

"Thousands of prisoners will be able to make calls from their cells, as part of government plans to reduce violence and crime in prisons in England and Wales.

The move is part of a £30m package of measures to be announced later today by Justice Secretary David Gauke.

The scheme, already in place at 20 prisons, is to be extended to a further 20 over the next two years.

Most prisoners currently queue for public phones which can be a trigger for violence, the government said.

It can also fuel the demand for illicit mobile phones, the Ministry of Justice added.

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Mr Gauke will make a speech announcing government plans to invest £7m to install in-cell phones, which will be subject to strict security measures."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-447759...channel=social
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Cell phones? :-)
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Most likely wall mounted phones, like in the pods at a county facility.
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My son had a phone in his cell when he was incarcerated in the UK. It makes contact much easier. They are not cell phones they are fixed phones in the cells.

My loved one in Colorado had a tablet he could use in his cell to make calls. GTL have taken them down currently but they were a godsend to keep in touch at times that suited us.
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I am in the UK and have worked for many years in Secure units ( for inmates with mental health problems) On the deaf wards and the Adolescent unit they have had mobile phone ,these are basic phones with no internet access and the IT department assign a phone to each person the only people they can phone is the names that have been checked out and put in to the phone the phones are sealed so cannot be tampered with and are pay as you go It does work very well the phones are only given out at certain times of the day then have to be counted and checked back in ,if found that they have attempted to get in them they no longer are aloud a phone after that So it does work very well
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My ex said his old unit had a “house phone” they would pass around and make calls during certain hours of the day. In arizona
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