Cell phone communications control

Cell phone communications control


As many prisoners unlawfully obtain and use mobile phones to continue criminal activity despite being incarcerated, there’s an urgent need for effective mobile communication devices control (detection and blocking).

Despite many limits, prisoners retain their human rights and freedoms, including their right to contact with family and friends, and not to be totally cut off from society. Prisons administrationsresponsibility to encourage communication between inmates and the outside world must be balanced against the risks that it entails.

The means for distance interpersonal communication consist in the use of phones, written correspondence, and/or other overlooked expedients of reaching out to relatives and friends, with inmates not being allowed to have cellphones or any other connected devices.

But where there’s a demand there will be a supply and many prisoners unlawfully obtain and use mobile phones to carry on criminal activity from inside prison, including the intimidation of witnesses, drugs dealing, and even more serious offences. Let alone the fact that mobile phones can also be used to plan escapes, riots and hostage-taking.

Given such challenging facts, which are transversal to prison systems in different jurisdictions around the world, the existence of cell phone control systems (detection and blocking solutions) is very important.

Based on different world practices IPS can support in the:

  • conceptual design of the cell phone control system;
  • definition of internal processes and procedures;
  • decision-making process regarding the technological solutions that best suit the needs of your system;
  • technical assistance required by the team responsible for the technology or services outsourcing tendering process;
  • monitoring the operation of the system.