HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Texas prison officials continue to find more illegal cell phones and phone parts in their sweep of the state's 111 prisons.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials say that heading into the fourth full day of a systemwide lockdown, officers had seized 40 cell phones, 36 chargers and five SIM cards, phone cards that allow information to be swapped among phones.
The lockdown began Monday evening, ordered by Gov. Rick Perry hours after death row inmate Richard Tabler was caught making a call. The phone had been traced to a series of threatening calls that began earlier this month to state Sen. John Whitmire, a Houston Democrat and chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.
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