Thomas County Prison Cracking Down on Smuggled Cell Phones

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

The Thomas County prison says it is cracking down on smuggled cell phones.

Prison officials say they have recently taken a harder look at how cell phones and chargers are being snuck to inmates.

They say when prisoners are out working on clean-up crews, family members or friends have the opportunity to hide the contraband with the hopes that the inmate will be able to sneak it back to the prison.

Prison guards say the phones are dangerous because they allow inmates to communicate with the outside world, which can mean escape plans and more smuggled goods.

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