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MDOC officials to crackdown on contraband in prisons

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PARCHMAN, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Last week we broke the story about a parchman inmate seen in snapshots that were obviously taken with contraband cell phones.

The inmate, David Weakley, was also wearing jewelry and appeared to be smoking.  

On the heels of our investigation officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections 

on Monday sent out notice that they're stepping up efforts to keep illegal items out of prisoners' hands.

Netting around prison fences is one way they are trying to crack down on the problem.  

Body scanners and monthly searches of state, private and regional facilities are other measures added to the mix.


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