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Inmate who was released following 2 week prison sentence gets additional 8 months after being caught with cellphone he used to stay in touch with pregnant girlfriend

By Mason White 2:47 PM March 9, 2016
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By: Wayne Morin
A man who stayed in touch with his pregnant girlfriend while serving two weeks in prison, received an additional 8 months because he was caught with a cellphone, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

29-year-old Daniel Murphy of Leamington, was sentenced to serve two weeks in prison after violating a restraining order a woman took out against him because she was assaulted.

During his stay at the HMP Hewell, a prison guard came into his cell and conducted a search. Murphy was ordered to remove his shirt, and when he did, the guard saw a cellphone tucked into his pants.

When Murphy was released from prison several days after the search, he was immediately arrested for possession of contraband.

When asked why he had a cellphone, Murphy said that he used it to stay in contact with his pregnant girlfriend.

In court, Murphy was slapped with an additional 8 months in prison for violating his probation by being in possession of a cellphone in prison.