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Public Law No: 111-225 (08/10/2010)

 
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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. <<NOTE: Aug. 10, 2010 -  [S. 1749]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in <<NOTE: Cell Phone Contraband Act of 
2010.>> Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 18 USC 1 note.>> 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 <<NOTE: Deadline. Reports.>> 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.

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