Friday, July 12, 2013
TDCJ OIG to look at donating confiscated cell phones to injured veterans, other viable groups
Over the past few months the Backgate has received numerous emails asking just what the TDCJ did with all those recovered and confiscated contraband cell phones found in state prisons all over Texas. Well, we asked the TDCJ and the answer may just surprise you.
A TDCJ spokesperson has stated that confiscated cell phones that are cleared from pending litigation or have been confiscated outside of the secure perimeter of a state prison facility may now
be headed to disabled military veterans and other viable groups here in Texas. The program is in the planning and discussion stages and as more information becomes available we will update. Other groups donate used phones to women's crisis centers and the like all over Texas, and this program would prove just as beneficial. Kudos to TDCJ for taking a positive step in bettering itself in the eyes of the community.