H.R.560 - Safe Prisons Communications Act of 2009

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to permit targeted interference with mobile radio services within prison facilities. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to permit targeted interference with mobile radio services within prison facilities. as introduced.
  • Popular: Safe Prisons Communications Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Safe Prisons Communications Act of 2009 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Safe Prisons Communications Act of 2009 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to authorize the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons or the chief executive officer of a state to petition the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to permit the installation of devices to prevent, jam,

Official Summary

Safe Prisons Communications Act of 2009 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to authorize the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons or the chief executive officer of a state to petition the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to permit the installation of devices to prevent, jam, or interfere with wireless communications within the geographic boundaries of a specific prison, penitentiary, or correctional facility under his or her jurisdiction. Requires that the device be operated on a directional basis, using all other interference-limiting capabilities available to the device, or otherwise so that the device does not interfere with wireless communications that originate and terminate outside the area of the prison, penitentiary, or correctional facility. Requires the FCC to adopt a final rule establishing criteria for certification for the manufacture, sale, importation, and interstate shipment of such devices.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.560

  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • American Correctional Association

Organizations Opposing H.R.560

  • Change.org
  • The International Association for the Wireless Communications Industry




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