`Smart phones' to curb jail stalkers

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The Independent Online
The introduction of "smart telephones" in prisons to stop offenders stalking their victims while they are behind bars will be announced today by the Government.

Joyce Quin, the prisons and probation minister, will announce a comprehensive extension of a scheme to combat the use of telephones by inmates to stalk their victims with nuisance calls.The "smart telephone" technology will limit the prisoners to access to telephone numbers which have been approved by the authorities.