Texas prison officials blame influx of cellphones on poor staffing, surveillance

AUSTIN – Poor surveillance, inadequate staffing and underpaid, easily corrupted corrections guards have allowed Texas prison inmates to easily obtain phones and other contraband, criminal justice officials acknowledged Tuesday, the day after three cellphones were recovered from death row.
A convicted murderer had been using a cellphone to make threatening calls to state Sen. John Whitmire.
One of these phones logged 2,800 calls over the last month and was used by a convicted murderer to make threatening calls to state Sen. John Whitmire, who said at an emergency hearing Tuesday that he was "disgusted" with top prison officials. More... Prisoner Pen Pals - Discount Cigarettes - Discount Magazine Subscriptions for Prisoners