“The smartphone is the most lethal weapon you can get inside a prison,” said Terry L. Bittner, director of security products with the ITT Corporation, one of a handful of companies that create cellphone-detection systems for prisons. “The smartphone is the equivalent of the old Swiss Army knife. You can do a lot of other things with it.”
One inmate says: "Almost everybody has a [smart] phone."
Inmates use the phones to coordinate protests and also to plan outside crimes. How do the phones get in?:
Forget Friday Night Football, this could be the biggest upset of the year. In a recent three-on-three debate between Harvard College Debating Union and Eastern New York Correctional Facility, the winner was clear: To the convicts went the spoils.
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Hidden in the heel of a shoe, thousands of photos of detainees who died while in the custody of President Bashar Assad’s security apparatus were smuggled out of Syria two years ago by a military defector code-named Caesar.
An investigation into those images, released Wednesday, has concluded they are proof that prisoners have been tortured, starved and beaten “in a systematic way and on a massive scale” at Syrian government detention centres.