Texas Prisons

Texas state Senator John Whitmire (C) talks to the media. (credit: Rick Scibelli/Getty Images)

Texas Senator Gets Another Prison Death Threat

The problem of illegal cell phones being smuggled in to Texas inmates came to light five years ago when a death row inmate called Senator John Whitmire and made threats. Now that Texas senator is again the victim of a death threat.

CBSDFW.COM–03/26/2013

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Texas Prisons Aim To Eliminate Cellphones

he nation’s largest state prison system is turning to electronic weaponry to combat the persistent headache of illegal cellphones smuggled to inmates.

03/15/2013