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October 5, 2012
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State Supreme Court says cell phone not an escape device

The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected the argument that a cell phone can be included in a list of prohibited items "commonly used" by inmates attempting to escape from jail cells.

Pershing County prosecutors charged Nickolas Andrews with that felony crime after finding a cell phone in a box in his cell. But a lawyer for Andrews convinced District Judge Richard Wagner to dismiss that charge on grounds that the specific statute does not prohibit possession of cell phones by county jail inmates. State law does bar possession of cell phones by state prison inmates but doesn't extend to county …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 5, 2012 03:35AM Published Oct 5, 2012 03:35AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.