[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 111-225
111th Congress

An Act


 
To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the possession or use
of cell phones and similar wireless devices by Federal
prisoners. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in <> Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. <> SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Cell Phone Contraband Act of 2010''.
SEC. 2. WIRELESS DEVICES IN PRISON.

Section 1791 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
(1) in subsection (b)--
(A) in paragraph (4), by striking ``or (d)(1)(E)''
and inserting ``, (d)(1)(E), or (d)(1)(F)''; and
(B) in paragraph (5), by striking ``(d)(1)(F)'' and
inserting ``(d)(1)(G)''; and
(2) in subsection (d)(1)--
(A) in subparagraph (E), by striking ``and'' at the
end;
(B) by redesignating subparagraph (F) as
subparagraph (G); and
(C) by inserting after subparagraph (E) the
following:
``(F) a phone or other device used by a user of
commercial mobile service (as defined in section 332(d)
of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 332(d))) in
connection with such service; and''.
SEC. 3. GAO STUDY.

Not <> later than 1 year after the date of
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit a report to
Congress with research and findings on the following issues:
(1) A study of telephone rates within Federal prisons to
include information on interstate, intrastate and collect calls
made by prisoners, including--
(A) the costs of operating inmate telephone
services;
(B) the general cost to prison telephone service
providers of providing telephone services to the Federal
prisons;
(C) the revenue obtained from inmate telephone
systems;
(D) how the revenue from these systems is used by
the Bureau of Prisons; and
(E) options for lowering telephone costs to inmates
and their families, while still maintaining sufficient
security.

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(2) A study of selected State and Federal efforts to prevent
the smuggling of cell phones and other wireless devices into
prisons, including efforts that selected State and Federal
authorities are making to minimize trafficking of cell phones by
guards and other prison officials and recommendations to reduce
the number of cell phones that are trafficked into prisons.
(3) A study of cell phone use by inmates in selected State
and Federal prisons, including--
(A) the quantity of cell phones confiscated by
authorities in selected State and Federal prisons; and
(B) the reported impact, if any, of: (1) inmate cell
phone use on the overall security of prisons; and (2)
connections to criminal activity from within prisons.
SEC. 4. COMPLIANCE WITH PAYGO.

The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with
the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by
reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO
Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional
Record by the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the House of
Representatives, provided that such statement has been submitted prior
to the vote on passage.

Approved August 10, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1749:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
Apr. 13, considered and passed Senate.
July 20, considered and passed House, amended.
July 28, Senate concurred in House amendment.