Florida Makes Cellphones in Prison a Felony

Possession of a cellular phone in a Florida prison is a felony punishable by five years in prison.

Cellphones have been tossed over prison walls, smuggled in by guards, and sold for commissary rights. In fact in Texas prisons heroine sells for $50.00 and a cellphone for $200.00.

Citing Florida’s increase in cellphones being smuggled, corrections spokeswoman Ellyn Rackleff has been quoted as saying cellphones can be deadlier than weapons.

“We are constantly after the cell phones,” she said. “It really undermines the security for everyone there and for the public outside