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Contraband: Weapon hidden inside TV adapter

A C1 member recently submitted these photos, with the following explanation:

During a search of a restricted housing unit at the RIDOC High Security Center, an officer discovered that an inmate had an extra TV Antenna Coaxial Cable Female Signal Adapter in his cell and seized it. During a subsequent search of all the seized property, the property officer discovered the adapter had something loose inside. Upon opening the item, the ½” pin was found to be was altered into a sharpened point.

These images and videos of illegal inmate contraband have come directly from Corrections1 members, readers and expert contributors. As officers in the field, Corrections1 members have the greatest insight into the contraband and illegal tactics used by inmates to subvert the security of our nation’s vital corrections institutions. By submitting these images and videos of paraphernalia, Corrections1 members share potentially life-saving information with their brothers and sisters.

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