Sunday, October 15, 2006


Inmates Smuggle In Cell Phones with Ease

`Three weeks ago, Maryland state Sen. Ed DeGrange was sitting at his desk when the phone rang. The caller was an inmate from a nearby prison with a list of complaints. But he wasn’t calling from the prison pay phone. He was calling from a mobile phone in his cell.

DeGrange says his first thought when he heard that was, “You’ve got to be kidding me.”

“He even went as far as to leave a number,” he adds. [..]

Last month, a warden in Texas also got a call — from the mother of one of his inmates. She was calling to complain that her son was getting poor cell-phone reception inside the prison.’

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