Cell Phone On Death Row

By: Courtesy kwtx.com
By: Courtesy kwtx.com

Texas prison officials have recovered yet another contraband cell phone from a death row inmate, or more accurately from inside a death row inmate.

In the second seizure this week since a systemwide lockdown and search for contraband ended, Texas Department of Criminal Justice officers found a phone inside the body of condemned inmate Hank Skinner.

Two cell phone SIM cards were found hidden in Skinner's Bible, which led officers to believe he also had a phone.

When he denied that he did, he was taken to an X-ray machine at the Polunsky Unit outside Livingston and the X-ray revealed the phone was found in his rectum.

Skinner has been on death row since 1995 for a triple slaying in Pampa in the Texas Panhandle.

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