Smuggled cell phones found in prisons across Texas - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Smuggled cell phones found in prisons across Texas

Texas - Cell phones have become a hot commodity among Texas inmates.

Although cell phones are banned inside prison, investigators are finding them by the hundreds.

They have become the most sought after item among inmates.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says they have discovered cell phones in juice cans, book and even found one inside an inmate's body cavity.

Once inside the prison, they are being used to traffic drugs, plan an escape, organize home invasions and put hits out on witnesses.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice created a forensics lab that can access the information stored inside confiscated cell phones.

Every call, text, and picture taken on the phone can be extracted.

The state prison system has also recently begin using electronic equipment to block calls to and from unauthorized phones, divert text messages and access to the Internet.

The equipment has been installed at two Texas prisons so far but there are plans for it to expand to others across the state.

 

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

    Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:55:24 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:55:24 GMT

    Trump on Tuesday released a 10-year budget plan containing jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of domestic programs.

    Trump on Tuesday released a 10-year budget plan containing jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of domestic programs.

  • Having previously clashed, Trump and Pope Francis meet

    Having previously clashed, Trump and Pope Francis meet

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:55:17 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:55:17 GMT

    The meeting could provide powerful imagery to Catholic voters back in the United States as well as the possibility for conflict between a president and a pope who have not often seen eye-to-eye.

    The meeting could provide powerful imagery to Catholic voters back in the United States as well as the possibility for conflict between a president and a pope who have not often seen eye-to-eye.

  • Only on AP: CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 percent

    Only on AP: CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 percent

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:44 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:44:19 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:44 AM EDT2017-05-24 07:44:19 GMT
    The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies made $11.5 million last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press.
    The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies made $11.5 million last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press.
Powered by Frankly