Latest in Cellphone

Image credit:

Prisoner gets 40 more years for cellphone possession

Evan Blass
05.01.06
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

In a decision being touted by prosecutors as a major victory in the war on inmate cellphone usage, jurors slapped Texan Michael Manor with a surprising 40-year sentence for what they considered the very serious crime of possessing a cellphone in prison. Manor, who was already serving 32 years on auto theft charges, was not even charged with using the phone for criminal purposes; rather, the long sentence comes as a result of a new zero-tolerance cellphone policy in the Texas prison system, where the offense was recently given third-degree felony status. Corrections offers are also a target of the crackdown, with prosecutors promising to bring offenders in front of juries instead of offering them probation, although there are concerns that the stricter penalties may actually make smuggling appear more lucrative.

[Via textually]

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

YouTube TV, Sinclair keep Fox sports channels on as they negotiate

YouTube TV, Sinclair keep Fox sports channels on as they negotiate

View
Microsoft will remove Cortana from its Android launcher in April

Microsoft will remove Cortana from its Android launcher in April

View
NASA's Psyche asteroid mission will use a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

NASA's Psyche asteroid mission will use a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

View
2020 Game Developers Conference cancels due to coronavirus

2020 Game Developers Conference cancels due to coronavirus

View
Galaxy S20 Ultra review: Impressive but impractical

Galaxy S20 Ultra review: Impressive but impractical

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr