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Ohio prisons cracking down on smuggled cellphones; new electronic equipment will detect them
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, April 25, 2014 7:24 AM EDT
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections says it is cracking down on cellphones smuggled into the state's prisons.
The Dayton Daily News reports that traditional detection methods turned up 483 cell phones in Ohio prisons last year, but many more likely go undetected.
Lebanon Correctional Institution Warden Ernie Moore says cellphones behind bars are dangerous because they give inmates the ability to continue criminal activity from the inside.
Popular smuggling methods include using books and hefty legal documents with sections cut out to hold a phone.
Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com