Articles Tagged With ‘Cell phones’

CMC guard guilty of smuggling

A employee at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for smuggling tobacco to prisoners. [Tribune] Kevin George Malone, 48, was found guilty of three bribery counts in accepting $20,000... (Continue reading)

Cops’ cell phone searches still OK

California law enforcement agencies can continue to search the digital contents of cell phones taken from arrested persons after Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of a legislative attempt to require warrants for such actions. [SanFranciscoChronicle] The torpedoed bill’s author, state Sen.... (Continue reading)

Urging Gov. Brown to sign SB 914

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Sitting on Governor Brown’s desk right now is SB 914, a First Amendment Coalition-sponsored bill that would restrict warrantless police searches of citizens’ cellphones. I am writing to ask you to join us in urging the... (Continue reading)

Say what? Prisoners’ phones in jeopardy

Smuggling cells phones into California correctional facilities has become so commonplace that even Charlie Manson got caught twice with one, and now the state legislature is taking a step toward preventing further proliferation of the devices behind bars. An Assembly... (Continue reading)

Cell phone fines for drivers may increase

Legislation that would significantly increase fines for drivers who talk on cell phones or text was approved Monday and needs only Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. [Chronicle] The bill, SB 28, also prohibits bicyclists from texting or talking on a phone,... (Continue reading)

Phone records debunk public officials

San Luis Obispo County phone records obtained by CalCoastNews prove a personal relationship between a county official and a Los Osos board member began more than four years ago. County Public Works Director Paavo Ogren and former Los Osos Community Services... (Continue reading)

Facebook takes down California inmate accounts

Inmates with unauthorized access to cell phones have been posting Facebook pages from inside California prisons, as well as trolling victims’ pages and harassing them, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. As a result, prison authorities have... (Continue reading)

CMC guard accused of smuggling cell phones

After surveillance video at the California Men’s Colony (CMC) in San Luis Obispo County allegedly captured a correctional officer smuggling a cell phone into the prison, the accused guard retired immediately and allegedly boasted that he made more than $100,000... (Continue reading)

Google pays $10 million for Cal Poly startup

Google has purchased the California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo student startup Punchd, which started as a senior project, for $10 million, the founders of Punchd announced. Hatched by a pair of Cal Poly students, the company helps connect... (Continue reading)

Prison union battles staff searches

Random staff searches that are part of an effort to curb the smuggling of cell phones into state prisons are drawing objections from the powerful union representing correctional officers. [CaliforniaWatch] Union officials contend the monthly searches of all employees are... (Continue reading)