Attorneys and bondsmen visiting clients may no longer possess cell phones in the Oklahoma County jail, the Oklahoman reports. The policy change came amid concerns of illegal phone calls to family members and inmate pictures being snapped with new cell phone technology.
Under jail guidelines, inmate photos can be taken only with jail officials’ approval and the signature of the pictured inmate. It’s possible illegal pictures have been taken, although no reports have been received. “Now that the technology is there, we wanted to go ahead and address it before someone went ahead and violated jail standards,” said sheriff’s Cap. Kelly Marshall said. Each hour, about 10 bondsmen or attorneys visit the jail.