Cell phones: Inmates staying ‘connected’ with families outside

Feb 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Cell phones, Spotlight
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According to a former inmate, contraband phones are not uised for crime, "all people are trying to do is stay connected with their families.”

According to a former inmate, contraband phones are not used criminally, “All people are trying to do is stay connected with their families.”

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Can Cell Phones In Prison Help Relieve Stress On The Families Of Criminals? (VIDEO)

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Family members of criminals say that when their relatives are sentenced to prison, the entire family serves time.   HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill hosted a discussion to explore what resources can help these families deal with their burdens.

For Jeff Brooks, lack of communication during his 16-year prison sentence negatively affected his relationship with his son.

“There are no cell phones in California state prison that are allowed,” Brooks said. “There’s thousands and thousands of guys who have cell phones just simply to keep contact with their families. And they constantly get caught and they get written up. They get more time.”

Some argue that cell phones give prisoners a chance to conduct crime outside, but Brooks disagrees.

“The idea that the department of corrections would want you to believe is that all these guys are all using it for criminality. When the fact of the matter is, all people are trying to do is stay connected with their families.” (The Huffington Post)

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4 Comments to “Cell phones: Inmates staying ‘connected’ with families outside”

  1. Gene Ulm says:

    It used to always make me crack up when some woman (mother, spouse or girlfriend) would always call and want us to do a ‘welfare’ check on “Poor Jonhnny.” I used to always respond, “Well if you gave a (Bleep) about Johnny, his ass would not be sitting on a toilet that does not have a seat.”

  2. JC says:

    So much BS in such a short article. Wow.

  3. kl2008a says:

    Hear hear! Great and truest quote!

  4. Bob Walsh says:

    I can’t tell you how badly it makes me feel that being in prison damages criminals relationships with their families. The reason I can’t tell you is that it doesn’t particularly. Perhaps if they thought about that minor detail before they did whatever it was they did to get slammed in the first place it wouldn’t be an issue. Decisions have consequences. Deal with it.