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Sirens & Gavels

‘If it were legal’

Department of Corrections prison cell phones (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Department of Corrections prison cell phones (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

The Washington Department of Corrections has joined agencies in more than two dozen states in calling on the Federal Communications Commission to allow cell phone signals to be jammed in prisons.

Shortly after that was announced, the DOC scheduled media events to demonstrate how DOC dogs have been trained to sniff out the phones.

Airway Heights Superintendent Maggie Miller-Stout said she supports national efforts to jam the signals.

"Certainly, jamming phones, if it were legal, would be a good thing," she said at Tuesday's media event.

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