Drones Could Enable Daring Prisoner Escapes, Officials Warn
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has warned that drones may one day be held guilty of liberty to a prisoner until appropriate measures are taken.
Concern about such a threat was expressed in a recently released report on the DOJ’s efforts to protect prison facilities from unmanned aircraft systems.
While something no less obvious as the DJI Mavic Air 2 is going to be an escape tool for a yardbird looking for an early release, a large machine built with multiple rotors will be used as a hooligan for freedom. Can be used for. We have, after all, already seen such a contraceptive raising a person high in the sky, while prominent YouTuber Casey Nestat also demonstrated a similar feat with a custom-built eight-rotor drone is.
In its report, which looked at the threat of drones, both large and small, the DoJ stated that facilities operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BoP) were required to monitor drone-related incidents to accurately assess the threat. Remotely controlled flight machines.
It added that BoP is “facing significant and growing challenges to protect against threats”, pointing out that the devices have been used “to counter inmates, and also used in survey institutions Can be used to facilitate escape attempts, or transport dangerous firearms or weapons such as explosives. “
The BOP only began to formally track drone incidents at its facilities in 2018, when 23 incidents were reported. The figure had increased to 57 last year. However, it is well known that incidents were occurring before 2018, while DoJ acknowledges that the exact number of drone-related incidents in prisons is likely to be much higher than official figures.
The DOJ stated in its report that it faces a number of challenges in its efforts to evaluate suitable solutions to acquire BOP facilities from drone threats, including “identifying appropriate technologies, verifying that they have promised capabilities , And assess the costs and benefits of these. Purchases. ” It stated that the limited resources available to BoP and the rapid progress in drone technology, “continued cooperation between the DoJ and other federal agencies will be necessary to address these challenges and protect BoP facilities from drone threats.”
While there is actually a growing number of technologies designed to protect prisons and other off-limit sites from rogue drone flights, a solution to prevent remotely controlled illegal airlifts, human-carrying drones is potentially very May be more low-tech – possibly in the form of traps placed above the prison yard.