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Associated Press - October 20, 2008 7:53 PM ET

HOUSTON (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has ordered a lockdown and search of Texas prisons after death row inmates made thousands of calls on a smuggled cell phone.
Perry's office blamed an unidentified corrections officer for taking a bribe to get the phone to inmate Richard Tabler. Authorities say Tabler shared the phone with others and he called a key state senator, telling him he knew his address and his daughters' names.
Tabler's mother was arrested at Austin's airport Monday. She was charged with buying minutes for the cell phone in her son's possession. Officials said more arrests are expected.
The governor said the security breach was being taken seriously and violators would be prosecuted for any contraband found during the lockdown.

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YEAH....It was taken seriously because he called a Senator....if he called you or I it woulsd have not been a big deal.
 
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