electric cars http://kalw.org en Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, April 17, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-tuesday-april-17-2012 <p>California prisons are equipping themselves with new technology that can block inmates from using smuggled cell phones. Prison officials want to crack down on <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0417-prison-cellphones-20120417,0,4879542.story">illegal phone usage</a> within prison walls because inmates may be using them to conduct criminal transactions. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:00:31 +0000 Jayme Catsouphes 9212 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, April 17, 2012