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Thomas Co. prison cracking down on smuggled cell phones

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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) –The Thomas County prison says its cracking down on smuggled cell phones.

Prison guards say the phones are dangerous because they allow inmates to communicate with the outside world, which can mean escape plans and more smuggled goods.

Officers recently set up a sting to bust a woman trying to sneak in a cell phone and tobacco - which is also not allowed in the prison as of January 1st - and put the intended inmate under in-house disciplinary action and isolated from the general prison population.

Guards are paying particular attention to prisoners out working on clean-up crews and welcome anonymous tips to help them intercept contraband.

 
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