President Obama Signs Law Banning Cell Phones in Prisons
President Barack Obama recently signed Bill S. 1749, which bans prisoners from having cell phones, into law. The law was approved by both the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year. In addition to making it illegal to have a cell phone in a prison, the law also makes it illegal to smuggle a cell phone into a prison. If caught, cell phone smugglers could themselves wind up in jail for a year. The Federal Bureau of Prisons said that it confiscated about 3,200 cell phones from prisoners last year. The law also mandates that the government circle back a year from now to see how effective the law is in its first year of enforcement.
Phone-Unlocking Bill Clears Congress, Goes to Obama
The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously passed bill S517, which makes it legal once again for consumers to unlock their cell phones.
Unlocking Cell Phones Is Once Again Legal
President Barack Obama today signed into law a bill that makes it legal for Americans to unlock their cell phones. The bill was passed by the Senate and House of Representatives last month.
CTIA to Fight Berkeley Cell Phone Radiation Law
The CTIA has filed a lawsuit in the hopes of overturning a Berkeley, Calif., regulation that will require sellers of cell phones to post warnings about radiation risks. The law, approved in Berkeley last month, will force retailers to post signs warning consumers of the dangers posed by cell phone wireless signals.
E-Label Act Passage Means Fewer Stickers on Phones
President Obama signed the E-Label Act into law on Wednesday, which will give phone and other device makers the ability to label their hardware electronically rather than with stickers or graphics. By law, devices such as phones require labels from the FCC and other organizations proving the can be sold in the U.S.
House Panel Says Stingrays Need Federal Guidelines
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, a bipartisan panel, this week recommended that the federal government pass rules to manage the use stingrays and other cell-site simulating devices. The panel said in a report that law enforcement agencies have varying and inconsistent rules for the use of such devices.
I did a little time....
Not to mention they could be made to be colon ...
Tax money keeps these offenders living like royalty.
Other than dropping the soap, these morons do not have a worry in the world.
This is a joke for all you R-Tards out there who'd think I was serious.
First you take their freedom when they rape, kill and plunder the masses...now you take their cellphones?! This is too much I say! It's uncivil!
Absolutely. Who said that "hard time" had to be ha...