No One Should Profit From Criminals (Except Us)

from the subtle dept

The head of a company that makes cell phone jammers says mobile operators should hand over all the revenue they make from prisoners using contraband phones in jail. Apparently there is a "growing epidemic of inmates using cell phones in prisons", and the guy says that the "millions of dollars" in question should be given to jail officials to pay for more guards to search for phones. "Nobody should profit from criminals," he says -- except, of course, his company, which wants jammers to be made legal so it can sell some to prisons to combat this "growing epidemic". This is the same company that argued a few years back that the laws banning jammers are unconstitutional; at that point, it was targeting selling jammers to cops to block the use of phones as remote detonators. Maybe basing your business model on getting federal law changed isn't the wisest idea, eh guys?

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    Dick Dirty, 8 Apr 2009 @ 1:10pm

    The cell phone are pre-payed

    The minutes are payed for in advance. The cell phones cos can't ask "where do you plan to use the phone" just like someone who sells knives can't ask "where you going to stick this?"

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