Attack on SC prison guard renews phone-jam debate (AP)

In this photograph released by the Mississippi Department of Corrections, several hundred cellular telephones confiscated by prison officials at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss., are displayed, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.  Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps says the state has a new system to block illegal cell phone use by inmates. Epps said his agency had entered into an arrangement with Global Tel Link and Tecore Networks, which has created the technology that forms a radio frequency umbrella to intercept illegal cellular phone transmissions. (AP Photo/Mississippi Department of Corrections, Kent Crocker)AP – South Carolina authorities who have helped push for permission to block cell phone signals inside prisons say an officer in charge of keeping out contraband was nearly killed at his home — in an attack planned with a smuggled phone.

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