Galaxy S7 retrieved from a prison

Manny Pham
March 31, 2016

A list of mobile phones from a category D male prison shows Samsung’s latest flagship device had been confiscated. 

It hasn’t been revealed how the device actually made its way into the prison, but going on what we’ve seen in Prison Break, Oz, The Shawshank Redemption. We can kinda work it out with our imagination.

If this turns out to be true, the prisoner in possession of the S7 beat a lot of professional tech journalists, to get his hands on Samsung’s latest device. But we’re betting it’s more likely, whoever catalogued the list, simply made a human error.

According to Mobile Today the list revealed a correlation amongst the confiscated devices, all of them seem to be of a slim build, with some having tiny screens. Two iPhone 5s, and iPhone 4 and a Samsung Galaxy S5 are among the list. Easier to place into certain… places?

Prison trade

The most most confiscated phone is the Samsung E1200, the Samsung E range phone account for a third of confiscated phones, according to the Ministry of Justice’s mobile phone interrogation unit. Samsung dominates the illegal prison phone market with a 57% share.

In one month 30 phones were confiscated from category D English male prisons, equating to one seizure per 90 prisoner. Prisoners caught with a phone face an additional two year sentence.

The Ministry of Justice responded to the information: ‘The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) takes the issue of mobile phones in prisons very seriously as they present serious risks to both the security of prisons and the safety of the public.’

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Via Mobile Today

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