A sign warns people not to bring cellphones or tobacco products into Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton. Although prison employees smuggle in most of the contraband that makes its way into N.C. prisons, state officials have failed to take key steps to prevent the problem.
A sign warns people not to bring cellphones or tobacco products into Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton. Although prison employees smuggle in most of the contraband that makes its way into N.C. prisons, state officials have failed to take key steps to prevent the problem. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
A sign warns people not to bring cellphones or tobacco products into Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton. Although prison employees smuggle in most of the contraband that makes its way into N.C. prisons, state officials have failed to take key steps to prevent the problem. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

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