Central California Women’s Facility and Investigative Services Unit staff recently donated 442 contraband phones to the Cell Phones for Soldiers Program. The phones have been confiscated and collected over a short period of time as a result of searches, investigations and use of the CDCR K-9 units.
Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2004, by two teenagers, who started off with just $21 of their own money. Since then, they have provided more than 300 million minutes of talk time to our troops.
Contraband cell phone usage is a problem CDCR takes very seriously. Cell phone use by inmates poses a security risk by circumventing the monitoring processes in prisons. Modern cell phones can record video images and conversations as well as provide a means of committing internet crimes.
Warden Janell Espinoza and Chief Deputy Warden Mike Pallares approved the collection and distribution to the troops on behalf of facility.
By Lieutenant Rudy Diaz