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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  • by Garth Location: Wayne's World on Nov 17, 2008 at 11:57 PM
    I wonder how he heard it ring. Oh silly me, he must have had it set to vibrate.
  • by pain and suffering Location: r'ville on Nov 17, 2008 at 02:58 AM
    why is there such much hatred in this world because we now have a BLACK PRESIDENT?????????we have put up with yours for the last 43 years...stop all this whinning
  • by To Patsy on Nov 16, 2008 at 03:14 PM
    Really? Ignorance at its best. Come on people. Obama won...get over it already.
  • by Patsy Location: NC on Nov 16, 2008 at 10:45 AM
    Wolfgang is right. Obama and his Dem Liberal friends in office. They want to close Gitmo. So he can bring those Terrorist back to the USA. I would not put it pass him to set them up in a nice Hotel Room with his " Obama's " picture on the wall. See I set you free vote for me. With the help of my Dem Liberals friends. Vote Dem in 2012. I bet the person on Death Row did vote for Obama. Why wouldn't He or She? Next Obama might empty all prisons. Plus give them all a Redistrobution Check?
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2008 at 10:06 AM
    To ???: This article has nothing to do w/ Obama. Must you take every chance you have to say something negative about OUR next president? Just ignorant. Please get over the fact that Obama won. You will get nowhere complaining about him for at least the next 4 yrs. Grow up, there is nothing you can do about it!
  • by Mary Location: NC on Nov 15, 2008 at 09:37 PM
    Where did he put the phone book?
  • by ??? Location: NC on Nov 15, 2008 at 04:09 PM
    Hank has his phone up his rear. Obama has his head up his and still got elected by his idiot cult members.
  • by C on Nov 15, 2008 at 03:38 PM
    This is for Jughead: I'm surprised at you. This is hardly the forum for such juvenile humor. Just what did you mean by that "crack" ? HEE HEE ! Aw, c'mon, WITN, post this one. We can't ALWAYS be serious !!
  • by Tips for Thought Location: NC on Nov 15, 2008 at 11:16 AM
    This isn't the only inmate who is doing this i bet... Why don't they invest in modern technology and use a device to intercept and cut off all Wireless devices with in certain areas of the facility???? Good job taxpayers for exerting so little energy in THINKING!!!
  • by ??? Location: NC on Nov 15, 2008 at 09:47 AM
    If the state of Texas had executed him in 1995 when he was sentenced, instead of letting him sit around at taxpayer expense, this wouldnt have happened.If he wants a cell phone that bad, go ahead and execute him and put the phone in his casket.The battery wont last but a couple of days anyway, and even with good batteries, he wont have any use for it.
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