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Judges crack down on illicit inmate cellphones

By DON THOMPSON FILE - In this April 10, 2009, file photo, Correctional Officer Jose Sandoval inspects one of the more than 2,000 cell phones confiscated from inmates at California State Prison, Solano in Vacaville, Calif. Judges in California and South Carolina have...

Inmate helped run drug trafficking ring using cell phone from prison

By Lucas Daprile An inmate at one of South Carolina’s prisons helped run a drug trafficking ring using a contraband mobile phone from his cell, a jury found Friday. Glenn Pernell, an inmate at Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville, was convicted on federal...

Lansing Man Heads To Trial For Smuggling Cellphone Into Jail

A Lansing man already facing federal bank robbery charges is headed to trial in Livingston County for smuggling a cell phone into the jail. 35-year-old Brian Dewayne Ali Jr. rejected a plea agreement with Livingston County prosecutors after being charged earlier this...

SC inmate with 10 cellphone violations planned revenge killing

By: JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. - A sheriff says an inmate serving a murder sentence in a South Carolina prison orchestrated the revenge killing of a woman from behind bars using contraband cellphones. Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds said...

New powers to cut off illicit mobile phones used in prisons

Jails in England and Wales can seek orders requiring mobile network operators to blacklist handsets and disconnect sim cards New powers to cut off illicit mobile phones used by prisoners to run criminal operations have been introduced in jails across England and...

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