Minister’s plan on illicit use of mobiles in jail
MOVES to crack down on the unauthorised use of mobile phones in Scotland’s prisons were to be set out by the Justice Secretary today. The telecommunications restrictions orders will strengthen action against the use of mobiles from behind bars, ministers believe. The Scottish Government’s plans include the use of network technology to block active phones within jails and court orders to remove certain phones from the network entirely.
The blocking technology has already been piloted at HMP Shotts and HMP Glenochil, it is understood. Justice Secretary Michael Matheson was to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee on the issue today.
evidence: Justice Secretary Michael Matheson.