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Are trusty camps a weak link in Texas prison security?

Some say fences, more scrutiny of convicts with special privileges needed
If prison officials were surprised when a 19-year-old burglar sneaked out of a state prison trusty camp and went shopping at Walmart for cigarettes, they might have been equally shocked by how easily the minimum-security trusty got back in with his contraband.  Undetected, prison investigators say. Both ways.

Now, authorities increasingly suspect that much more may be slipping in through the 22 mostly unfenced trusty camps where low-risk offenders with good behavior are housed. Contraband such as cell phones, drugs, tobacco and even weapons has continued to flow into state prisons despite an 18-month crackdown, and some officials say the trusty camps might be one of the weak links in security.

http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/are-trusty-camps-a-weak-link-in-texas-616918.html?srcTrk=RTR_169636

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