5 Richmond County inmates charged with harboring cellphones

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The Richmond County Correctional Institute has charged five inmates with felonies for harboring cellphones.

According to City Administrator Fred Russell, they were found during a random search, possibly while they were on a work detail.

As of Tuesday evening, none of the men had been transferred to another facility.

“Cellphones are a valuable commodity in prison,” Russell said.

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monkey165
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monkey165 12/14/11 - 07:40 am
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Were they working for the

Were they working for the Recreation Department, Fred?

fastz28girl
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fastz28girl 12/14/11 - 07:59 am
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How could this happen? Do

How could this happen? Do the authorties, upon entry into the facility, not check the person/persons and/or what they have on their person?

monkey165
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monkey165 12/14/11 - 10:24 am
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The search could have been

The search could have been done in the workfield.

lexcabguy2004
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lexcabguy2004 12/14/11 - 10:40 am
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Employees bring them in many

Employees bring them in many cases.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 12/14/11 - 11:06 am
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They need to press charges

They need to press charges against the ones who are smuggling them in, obviously they are not being checked very well or it is someone on the inside who is being paid to smuggle them in. Have visitation behind a glass wall and there will be no contact to let things like this happen. Then if they continue to get them you will know it is from the inside.

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