Scottish law to get serious on mobiles in prison

A new shake-up of the Criminal Justice and Licensing Bill in Scotland will mean that the law is to force a crack-down on the use of mobile phones in prisons by the use of mobile phone blockers to block the mobile signal from entering the building. Specifically to stop crime bosses running criminal activities and keeping in touch with their gangs whilst in prison.


The justice secretary, Kenny MacAskill, said, "I want to ensure that the people working in our criminal justice system are equipped to deal with the impact of offending, from the moment a crime is committed, through the police investigation and court process and on to sentencing. We have already announced new measures to crack down on serious and organised crime and are consulting on the creation of a sentencing council to ensure consistency of sentencing - measures to be included in the bill."


Those sentences will be extended from a maximum of 30 days to up to two years.


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