Tennessee Department of Correction asking the FCC to lift its ban on Cell Phone-Jamming Technology

To help keep contraband from being smuggled into state correction facilities, the Tennessee Department of Correction asked the Federal Communications Commission to lift its ban on cell phone-jamming technologies in jails and prisons.
They also partnered with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, saying they’d be cracking down on offenders.
TDOC officials said smuggling is out of control in state facilities during a joint press conference on Monday at the Riverbend Maximum Security Prison.
Law enforcement typically finds drugs, weapons or cell phones in these cases.
Recently, law enforcement searched 300 cars across Tennessee and found a number of items to be smuggled to inmates. In the past year, they’ve intercepted or found 2,500 cell phones in state facilities.