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Woman Charged With Smuggling Cell Phone Into Oklahoma State Penitentiary

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Prisoners reach through the bars in the F Cellhouse at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla., where they are housed in old-fashioned cells with metal bars, Friday, Jan. 18, 2008. Sometimes they use small mir Prisoners reach through the bars in the F Cellhouse at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla., where they are housed in old-fashioned cells with metal bars, Friday, Jan. 18, 2008. Sometimes they use small mir

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MCALESTER, OK -- A Kay County woman has been charged in Pittsburg County with trying to smuggle a cell phone and charger, hidden in her shoes, into the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. 

Authorities charged 43-year-old Joy Jefferson of Kildare, after a correctional officer using a hand held metal detector found a cell phone and charger hidden a hole cut out in each shoe. 

A warrant has been issued for Jefferson's arrest. 

State prison officials say cell phones are considered contraband and prisoners are not allowed to possess them. 

Officials note that still doesn't stop attempts by visitors to smuggle them into the state prison.

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