been found carrying drugs. But what's more important to me is the fact that this wasn't the first time they have been used to smuggle things into prisons throughout the world. No, the item most commonly smuggled into prisons is a symbol of the modern age: the cellphone.
Although this may seem harmless at first glance, in reality this should scare the shit out of you. Through the use of cell phones gang leaders who have been caught are able to continue to run their gangs with almost the same amount of ease that they had on the outside. Stories of prisoners ordering hits, intimidation's, kidnappings, and even bank robberies are rampant. What's more, as cell phones become increasingly advanced and we become more and more connected online, it becomes even easier for prisoners to find you as one death row inmate was able to find personal details about Senator John Whitmire. What this means is that prison (which was already an ineffective system) has become almost meaningless. As long as cell phones are easily found inside their walls, what really separates a free or imprisoned gang leader beyond a jumpsuit?