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.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.