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Halifax correctional officer arrested, charged with smuggling cell phone to inmate

Posted May 31

— Halifax police arrested a correctional officer on Wednesday at the Caledonia Prison for attempting to smuggle two cell phones to a prisoner.

Bryan Mason, 25, of Roanoke Rapids was charged with attempting to provide a mobile device to an inmate.

Mason was placed on the Halifax County Detention Center under a $2,000.00 secured bond. He is expected in court on June 7.

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  • Johnny Priest Jun 1, 8:18 a.m.
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    This is 1 area the FCC needs to revise their rules and allow cell phone blockers in all prisons. If the phones don't work that would reduce their ability to make calls.

  • Janet Ghumri May 31, 6:58 p.m.
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    This infuriates me. We all have seen, heard about how much evil can be done from inside jails when phones are accessible to inmates. I understand the state is having trouble filling positions for CO's, but this is really bad. Inmates don't want an outside (read: unmonitored) phone line to order a pizza, or chat up their SO. Putting them in the hands of inmates is like opening a "dial-a-hit" hotline. I hope he enjoys life in the system.