Author(s): Harper, Charles; Worden, S. Pete; Beddell, Don; Cates, Bobby; Feng, Deb; Gilstrap, Ray; Hunt, William; Notley, William; Williams, James; Carver, Brian W.; Diamond, Pat; Goldstein, David; Mantey, Pat; Hackwood, Susan; Martin, Lora Lee
Release Date: May 8, 2012 | Last Updated Date: February 17, 2015
This report is in response to a July 7, 2011 letter of request to CCST from four California State Senators (Senators Elaine Alquist, Loni Hancock, Christine Kehoe and Alex Padilla). The senators asked CCST to provide input on the best way to prevent cell phones from getting into the hands of inmates and, if they do, how best to prevent calls from being completed without impairing the ability of prison authorities to make and receive official business cell phone calls. In addition, they asked CCST to undertake a study on the feasibility of Managed Access Systems (MAS) technology as an effective strategy to curtail the use of contraband cell phones in the California State Prisons.