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Prison Lockdown Update

A shakedown of the 155,000 inmates in Texas prisons has yielded 13 cell phones and 12 charges so far.

The lockdown of all state prisons was ordered by Governor Rick Perry on Monday, after a convicted murderer on death row made a threatening call to a state lawmaker.

That inmate has since been transferred to a prison medical psychiatric facility after guards saw signs that he was planning to commit suicide.

The inmates mother and sister have also been charged in the incident for providing the cell phone and paying for the phone's minutes.

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