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Irish inmates making a fortune charging €1,000 for cell phones

Crime DeskBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Irish inmates making a fortune charging €1,000 for cell phones

Inmates are making a fortune flogging phone in Irish jails where old Nokia mobiles and fetch as much as €450 on the inside.

It has emerged that cons can charge as much as €1,100 for an iPhone in Dublin’s high-security Mountjoy Prison.

So far this year 322 phones have been seized in Irish jails compared to 728 last year and 805 in 2013.

The Sun reports that just yesterday the mother of a Dublin lag was nabbed in Mountjoy prison smuggling her son in a mobile phone.

Cell phones have been discovered in secret compartments inside homemade shelves, shows and on one occasion, in a bottle of bleach.