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FAA Prohibits Drone Flights Above Federal Prisons, US Coast Guard Bases

Drones will be prohibited from flying over federal prisons and Coast Guard facilities under flight restrictions the Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday. Prison officials have long worried about people flying remote-controlled aircraft over prison yards to drop drugs, weapons or … Continue reading

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Experts Say Drones Pose a National Security Threat — and We Aren’t Ready

Last fourth of July, as fireworks burst across the night sky near the Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville, S.C., convicted kidnapper Jimmy Causey tucked a lifelike dummy into his bed, sneaked out of his prison cell and completed a daring … Continue reading

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Iowa lawmakers consider banning drones over prisons

Iowa lawmakers looking to stay one step ahead in the game of drones are drafting legislation to prohibit operation of unmanned aerial vehicles over jails and prisons. Lawmakers are being spurred to action by reports that drones have been used … Continue reading

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Drones flown into Scottish prisons 22 times in past two years

Drones have been flown into Scottish prisons 22 times in the past two years, figures obtained under a freedom of information request show. On five of those occasions, the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were found to contain drugs and mobile … Continue reading

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