The Catalog of Carceral Surveillance: Overt and Covert Surveillance of Prisoners Via Telephones and Tablets

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Cooper Quentin & Beryl Lipton

“In the novel 1984, George Orwell imagines a technology called a ‘viewscreen’ which not only lets you watch TV but lets a surveillance state watch you. This omni-present panopticon helped ‘big brother’ keep the citizens paranoid and under control. Now, thanks to the work of the notorious prison telephony company Securus, this nightmare can be a reality for millions of prisoners in the United States. … Even the contemporary panopticon of the U.S. prison system is not enough to satiate the prison-industrial complex. With the disturbing technologies it is inventing, Securus is ensuring that people in prison and their families will be subjected to greater and greater intrusions to sustain the insatiable maw of carceral capitalism.” (09/13/21)