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The technology is being used to tackle the problem of mobile phone smuggling, which authorities said resulted in both violence and drug-dealing inside prisons . A digital heat map is used to identify the strength of the phone 's signal, enabling prison officers to home in on its location "to the exact cell ."
Prisons are deploying new technology to pinpoint where inmates are using illegal mobile phones down to the exact jail cell . The Government revealed the specialist detection equipment has been introduced as part of efforts to clamp down on illicit handsets.
The U.K.'s Ministry of Justice has started to use "specialist mobile detection technology" to find and then seize phones that are being used illegally by prisoners.
The technology is being used to tackle the problem of mobile phone smuggling, which authorities said resulted in both violence and drug-dealing inside prisons.
When it detects the presence of a cell phone in prison, the technology sends real-time alerts. A digital heat map is used to identify the strength of the phone's signal, enabling prison officers to home in on its location "to the exact cell."
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Prison staff are using … New tech in UK prisons can pinpoint illegal phones to an ' exact cell '. Prisons can now trace inmate mobile phones to exact cells . Prison staff are using new technology to trace illegal phones in a bid to crack down on violence and drug dealing These alerts are then
Prison staff are now able to use technology to trace illegal phones in a bid to crack down on violence and drug dealing behind bars.
Prison staff are able to look at the data of a specific period of time to monitor the emergence of any patterns, such as when prisoners work together to smuggle drugs into a prison. The intelligence can be analysed and lead to arrests.
The technology has undergone a six-month trial in one prison and is being rolled out to four more facilities. The locations of where it's being used have not been made public.
"As criminals look for new ways to smuggle contraband into prisons, it is vital that we stay one step ahead, and this kind of technology will help prevent them operating from their cells," David Gauke, the U.K.'s justice secretary, said in a statement Sunday.
"This is vital to ensuring prisons are places of safety and rehabilitation, where offenders can turn their backs on crime for good," Gauke added.
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INFOGRAPHY - The 185 French prison structures are divided into several categories. What are their functions? How many inmates do they receive, and where are they located? Le Figaro offers an interactive map of French prisons.
There are 185 penitentiary structures in France. They accommodate a total of 68,560 inmates, according to the figures ofas of November 2016. The prison population, it is 78,914 people, since it adds to the detainees individuals under electronic surveillance or placement outside, not housed in prisons. But where are these structures located? How many inmates do they welcome each? Discover it with this interactive map.
These prisons are controlled, coordinated and managed by nine interregional directorates and a mission of the overseas departments and territories. They are divided into two main categories:
● The prisons: there are 87 in France. They receive people waiting for their judgment or conviction as well as individuals whose sentence does not exceed two years. Detention houses are usually singled out when referring to prison overcrowding. As of October 1, 2016, they were filled on average at 140% of their capacity, against 73.5% for institutions for sentence (). On October 6, Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced the creation of arrest houses.
● institutions for sentence, divided into six subcategories. Some institutions may perform one or more functions:
- The central houses : there are 6 in France. They accommodate prisoners sentenced to long sentences or at risk. These prisons are mainly security-oriented because they lock up dangerous prisoners.
- The detention centers : there are 25 in France. They welcome prisoners sentenced to more than two years in prison. But unlike the central houses, the priority is reintegration and re-socialization of prisoners, before security. On October 6, the Prime Minister announced the upcoming creation ofdetention center.
- The semi-freedom centers : there are 17 in France. They receive individuals condemned to the regime of placement outside or semi-freedom. During the day, people can work, be in training or take a course. They are also allowed to follow, for example, medical treatment at the hospital or participate in associative or reintegration projects. In the evening, the prisoner returns to his cell.
- The Centers for Adjusted Penalties (CPA) : there is no institution dedicated solely to sentences developed in France. On the other hand, some institutions (remand centers, semi-liberty centers) have neighborhoods for organized sentences: their role is to facilitate social reintegration and to prepare the release of sentenced persons.
- The penitentiary centers : there are 49 in France. These are mixed schools with at least two different neighborhoods. A penitentiary center can therefore be a prison, detention center and / or central house.
- The penitentiary institutions for minors : there are 6 in France. They are reserved for minors aged 13 to 18 years. Their vocation is to continue to educate young people while they are locked up. Within these institutions, there are poles of general education and technical, socio-cultural, sports and health.
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