Contraband found in fake lumber attempting to enter Texas prison
Officers at the Polunsky Unit recently confiscated a piece of hollowed-out wood sent to the facility’s craft shop containing 30 cell phones and cell phone accessories. After further investigation, two civilians, Janette Pizana and John Charles Godoy, were both arrested and charged by Office of the Inspector General investigators with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and introducing a Prohibited Item in a Correctional Facility.
The iPhone reigns supreme inside correctional facilities — with the newest model commanding up to $6,000. Older versions or other smartphones can sell for as much $3,400; even cracked or damaged devices can still cost up to $2,000.