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June 19, 2014 12:24 PM

NC Senate panel votes to increase penalties for inmates who get cellphones

A North Carolina Senate judiciary committee reviewed two bills that respond to the kidnapping of the father of a Wake county prosecutor. Senate Bill 78 would allow non-elected public officials to have their addresses removed from any government website. And Senate Bill 594 would increase the penalty for supplying inmates with cell phones, as well as increase the penalty for possession of a cell phone by an inmate.

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