07/31/2009 - A new Utah law (formerly S.B. 90) amends existing law to help deter metal theft. Under the new law, any metal that has been burned is classified as “suspect metal” requiring the purchaser to keep records of the transaction, including the name, address, vehicle, and license plate number of the seller. (Burned metal often indicates that it was stolen and the insulation burned off prior to sale.)
07/21/2009 - The ASIS Foundation's new CRISP report provides a general primer on the practice of organized retail crime so retailers can understand why they may be more susceptible to it than other retailers and what they can do about it.
07/15/2009 - Advocates for allowing state prisons to jam cell phone signals battled with critics at a Senate hearing over the best ways to respond to inmates using contraband cellphones to illegally communicate with the outside world.
A new bill (S.B. 2114) introduced in North Dakota would make it illegal for an inmate in a correctional facility to manufacture, possess, or use any type of wireless communication device. The measure would also make it illegal for anyone to deliver or attempt to deliver such a device to an inmate.