|Prison guards carried out a search of the Bordeaux Prison wing housing members of the Hells Angels and street gangs last Thursday and seized a treasure trove of illicit items. The Journal de Montreal says guards found cellphones, weapons, tobacco products, drugs, ink and needles for tattooing as well as pornographic material on laptop computers.|
Several of the inmates are in custody pending trial and were granted permission to have computers to allow them to access information concerning their cases. Possesion of a cellphone in prison carries a penalty of three days in solitary confinement.
The Journal says between March 2014 and April 2015, 170 inmates were sent to solitary after being caught with cellphones.