Alabama DOC Aims to Silence Illicit Cell Phones

ELMORE COUNTY, Ala. — Alabama’s Draper, Elmore and Staton correctional facilities, all located in Elmore County, may soon receive managed-access systems aimed at blocking signals to contraband cell phones. The systems would render illicit cell phones useless within prison walls and are projected to cost the Alabama Department of Corrections (DOC) an estimated $2 million. An already proposed expansion of the program to four additional prisons — Fountain, Bibb, St. Clair and Donaldson — would bump that figure to $4 million.

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