More Cell Phones Confiscated In TX Prisons

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Texas prison officials continue to find more illegal cell phones and phone parts in their sweep of the state's 111 units.

Authorities say this week's lockdown has led to the seizure of 40 cell phones, 36 chargers and five SIM cards, phone cards that allow information to be swapped among phones.

The lockdown began Monday evening, ordered by Gov. Rick Perry
hours after death row inmate Richard Tabler was caught making a

That cell phone was traced to a series of threatening calls that began earlier this month to state Sen. John Whitmire of Houston, who chairs the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.

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