Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio Prisons Cracking Down On Smuggled Cellphones
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections says it is cracking down on cellphones smuggled into the state’s prisons.
The state has spent more than $300,000 in the past year to buy electronic equipment used to detect cellphones, which inmates are not allowed to possess. They’re being used in the state’s 28 prison facilities and four regional parole offices.
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.