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Arkansas Prison Cell Phone Bill

A bill that would make furnishing a cell phone to a prisoner a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison has been approved by the state house of representatives.

The cell phone legislation addresses a concern of Arkansas prison officials about cell phones being used in criminal enterprises and in escape attempts.

They have found about a dozen cell phones at 19 institutions over the past year.

The measure now goes to the senate.

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