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Prison chiefs head to Washington to talk cellphones with FCC


February 7, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Corrections officials from around the country are heading to Washington on Wednesday to discuss what they call their biggest security threat: cellphones in the hands of inmates.

The Federal Communications Commission is hosting a meeting with law enforcement and prisons officials, as well as representatives from the wireless industry. South Carolina Corrections Director Bryan Stirling, who said he had been asked to speak at the meeting on behalf of his fellow directors, said he expected no major answers to come Wednesday but viewed the gathering as progress on the iss...

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