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H.R. 1954: Cellphone Jamming Reform Act of 2019

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Should state prisons, where the vast majority of prisoners are located, be able to jam contraband cell phone signals for prisoners as federal prisons can?

Context

Historically, crime committed by prisoners remained within the prison, such as stabbings or illegally smuggling cigarettes. But cell phones with internet access now allow an unlimited reach.

For example, last year five South Carolina inmates were indicted for extorting 442 military members. Using cell phones from their prisons, the inmates pretended to be women on dating websites, flirting with male military members and sending ...

Sponsor and status

David Kustoff

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 28, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Mar 28, 2019
Status

Introduced on Mar 28, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 28, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Mar 28, 2019
 
Introduced

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H.R. 1954 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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