Deputy head FSIN has told about unsuccessful attempts to jam cell phones in prisons

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FSIN consider challenging the blocking of cellular communication in prisons. On Wednesday, November 6, Deputy Director of Valery Maksimenko has informed the edition “the Rise”.

According to him, representatives of service “asked for it since 2012”. In the colonies, has conducted such experiments, but to no avail. One of the places of detention where they were held, was the Butyrskaya prison.

The reason for the failure was “purely a financial commercial interest” of mobile operators, explained Maksimenko. In Russia there are settlements where the colony — forming enterprise, and the traffic for the operator of up to tens of thousands per month. After the colonies tried to suppress the link, those, losing revenues simply amplified signal, said Deputy head of the FSIN.

Such a measure may become a problem in large cities like Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov-on-don, since “nearby residential areas”, the inhabitants of which may also stop working cellular.

Earlier, on 6 November it became known that the state Duma is going to introduce a bill blocking cellular communication in places of deprivation of liberty. Relevant amendments were developed by the Chairman of the Committee on security and combating corruption Alexander Khinshtein. According to him, despite the ban, the prisoners removed every year about 60 thousand of the gadgets, which can be a criminal activity.

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