Authorities in Georgia to get tough on prison drone use

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The senate in Georgia has passed a proposal which sets out to get tough on drone use near the state’s prisons.

According to news from WTVM, officials say the bill comes from a recent rise in the use of drones to deliver contraband to prisoners.

The proposal also prohibits drones from taking pictures inside the facilities without permission from the warden or superintendent.

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The report goes on to detail how, although smuggling contraband is already illegal, the proposal adds specific penalties for using a drone to do so.

The bill is now ready to go in front of the Georgia House, with reports suggesting that violators could face a felony charge that carries a sentence of one to 10 years in prison.

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