After four years of work, the health prison in Paris reopened on January 7, 2019, equipped with a new laptop jamming system. After multiple uses, this technology is usually replaced by the development of telephones. In 2017, the French prison broke a new record. The Department of Prisons (DAP) stated that more than 40,000 mobile phones and accessories were seized. It has been increasing for ten years. In the fight against the surge in telephone calls, the reopening of the Paris Health Prison on January 7, 2019 is a test. In fact, this is the first prison equipped with a new type of anti-portable jammer. The technology that has been implemented before is not without its shortcomings.
In response to a written question from the Senator, Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet pointed out on November 29, 2018 that it plans to budget 19.9 million euros for the installation of new cell phone jammer in prisons in 2019. In 2018, the budget was 14.7 million euros. According to the Ministry of Justice, the implementation of this technology will mainly involve “locations designed to accommodate the most dangerous prisoners (centers) and new or reopened venues.” Therefore, the health prison is the first institution to have these new types of jammers. Two other institutions were mentioned and should be equipped as soon as possible: the Osni Prison in Île-de-France and the Vidin Le Vieille (Pas-de-Calais) Prison where Redouin Faid is imprisoned.
In France, the topic of cell phone jams in prisons has always been a recurring topic. Since 2002, this law has authorized the installation of cell phone jammers in prisons. As of January 1, 2018, 110 prisons were equipped with 894 jamming devices, accounting for 60% of the total number of prisons. Problem: In the face of the development of mobile phones, previous devices have shown their technological limits. According to the US Department of Justice, this new type of portable portable jammer system is not only suitable for 4G, but also for the upcoming 5G. It should also be adapted to the peculiarities of the buildings in the prison-reinforced concrete walls, grids, bars-which limit the effectiveness of the old equipment. For UFAP-UNSa Ministry of Justice’s health prison representative Nadia Labiod, this technology is a step forward in combating the proliferation of mobile phones in prisons. “The telephone is used as a means of transportation, stress. She said that since he will no longer be in jail, we will eliminate this problem. The only reservation: these jammers will not interfere with the guards, nor will they interfere with the town’s prison Communication of residents.
Ambroise Koubi, the warden of the Regional Prisons of Île-de-France, agreed with the following: “This will limit all human trafficking in prisons and reduce conflicts,” he said. “But we are waiting to observe the long-term situation. Unless we see the impact of this year, we will not applaud.” In 2014, Jean-Marie Delarue, the general controller of the deprivation of liberty, announced, He agrees that detainees are authorized to own a mobile phone and regards it as an “important factor in apprehending detention.” The perspective of the International Prison Observatory. In addition to jammers, the Paris Health Prison is now equipped with fixed telephones in its cells.