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Friday, May 15, 2009

60-year prison sentence for mobile phone possession

A prisoner in Texas has been sentenced to an extra 60 years in prison for having a smuggled mobile phone. Derrick Ross had previously been convicted of three motor vehicle crimes and was serving a 25-year sentence for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Because he was described as a habitual offender, the usual range of punishment for having a mobile phone – two to 10 years in prison – was extended to 25 years to life. Mobile phones have previously been used by prison inmates to organise crimes; a news story last month described how a prisoner arranged the murder of a witness. [Source: PalestineHerald.com via textually.org]

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