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Probe: Inmates at Kirham Open Prison to be questioned about smuggled mobiles

Probe: Inmates at Kirham Open Prison to be questioned about smuggled mobiles

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Inmates in Lancashire will be quizzed in a research project to tackle the growing problem of smuggled mobile phones in jail.

Kirkham Open Prison is one of at least 15 establishments being targeted as the Government looks for a cheaper alternative to the widespread electronic jamming of calls.

Figures show that almost 7,000 illegal phones and sim cards were found in prisons in England and Wales during 2012.

 

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