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Prisons Work To Keep Out Drug-Smuggling Drones

Drone technology is quickly becoming more sophisticated — and more affordable. Now, criminals are using drones to smuggle drugs, cell phones and even weapons to inmates in prisons. https://www.npr.org/2017/11/15/564272346/prisons-work-to-keep-out-drug-smuggling-drones NPR Morning Edition | Nov. 14, 2017

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Prison officials believe two-time escapee used drone in latest jail break

A South Carolina inmate broke out of a maximum-security prison using wire cutters that were apparently flown in by drone, officials said Friday, describing a new and devilishly hard-to-stop means of escape. Convicted kidnapper Jimmy Causey, 46, was recaptured at … Continue reading

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Westchester bans drones near county jail

Westchester County has banned drones within 1,000 feet of the county jail over concerns they could be used to drop contraband to inmates. Those who remotely pilot a drone too close to the jail in Valhalla will face a civil … Continue reading

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How to catch drones smuggling drugs into prison

It was your usual stockpile of prison contraband: six tightly wrapped packages filled with drugs, tobacco, rolling papers, and porn. But instead of smuggling them into prison the traditional ways (employees, visitors, baked goods), Maryland inmate Charles Brooks arranged to … Continue reading

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