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#1 Hum

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 12:57

ALBANY, GA –  A Mitchell County man has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for selling cell phones to inmates while working as a correctional officer.

U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Michael Moore says 33-year-old Curtis Drakes sold the phones to inmates at Mize Street Detention Facility in Pelham, Georgia for about a month in 2013. Cell phones aren't permitted at the jail, which is about 35 miles south of Albany.

Drakes pleaded guilty in February and was sentenced earlier this week.

Moore says Drakes put his fellow guards and potential witnesses in jeopardy.

The U.S. Marshal Service and the Pelham Police Department participated in the investigation.
 

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 13:07

Good to see that even guards get punished for not abiding by the rules. Now if only it were the same for celebrities.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 13:08

I wonder if he'll get a cell phone .... :p



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 21:40

Even the guards have to have some sort if hustle lol, inmates wouldn't need cell phones if it weren't for securus and the $20 15 minute phone calls....

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 02:00

Would like to know how much was per cell phone?

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 06:42

Would like to know how much was per cell phone?


Most of the phones that come into prisons are just basic flip phones, the ones that cost around $15-$20 at Walmart, inside they can go for $300 or more depending on supply and demand. It's contraband prices, these are also the people who will pay $5 for a single pinner cigarette or $100 for a shake filled marijuana joint.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:30

Most of the phones that come into prisons are just basic flip phones, the ones that cost around $15-$20 at Walmart, inside they can go for $300 or more depending on supply and demand. It's contraband prices, these are also the people who will pay $5 for a single pinner cigarette or $100 for a shake filled marijuana joint.

 

How would they charge the phone up? $300 is very low when you have a high risk of getting caught.



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 13:57

How would they charge the phone up? $300 is very low when you have a high risk of getting caught.


Either one gets smuggled in with the phone, since most phones charge on microusb one charger can go to countless phones, but since they are cheap phones anyways, they are usually flushed down the toilet due to shakedowns before the battery even goes dead. They don't exactly make te longest of phone calls you know lol

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 17:58

How would they charge the phone up? $300 is very low when you have a high risk of getting caught.

 

USB.. most of them have xbox/ps3 etc..