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Friday, July 26, 2013

North Kern State Prison search reveals contraband problem

KERO 23A recent search of a North Kern State Prison has revealed a contraband problem.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation searched one facility on Wednesday and found a number of banned items.

The contraband discovered include cell phones, chargers, marijuana, and a hacksaw blade.

Prison officials say contraband cell phones are a growing problem at the facility and hinder the monitoring process in prisons along with helping inmates create new crimes.

Prisoners caught with phones lose 90 days of good credit time and staff or visitors caught sneaking one in can receive up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine.

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