More Money Combating Contraband In Texas Prisons

The Texas Prison Board is looking for more money to fight illegal cell phones in prison. Prison administrators want 30-million dollars to beef up security to keep out illegal cell phones out of the prison system.

The board of criminal justice released how much they are spending on fighting illegal contraband. The amount they spent to enhance security during the crack down on contraband was close to 66-million dollars.

The system wide prison lockdown turned up more than 400 phones and equipment.