Fighting cell phones in Florida prisons

CREATED Feb. 16, 2014

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Prison officials in Florida and nationwide are fighting a different type of contraband being smuggled to inmates: cell phones.

They're being hidden in babies' diapers, Ramen Noodle Soup packages, footballs, soda cans and body cavities.
Two murderers used cell phones to plan their escape from a Florida prison last year where the state confiscated 11 cellphones per day in its prisons.
Even infamous murderer Charles Manson, imprisoned in California, has been caught with a cell phone, twice. And two Indiana prisoners were convicted of using cell phones smuggled in by guards to run an operation that distributed methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs.