How did Holman Prison inmates get cellphones?

How did Holman Prison inmates get cellphones?
Source: WBRC video
Source: WBRC video

Good evening from the WBRC FOX6 Newsroom. This is Jonathan Hardison with a look at the stories we're following for you tonight:

I think everyone's first reaction when you saw the cellphone video taken by an inmate inside Holman Prison during the riot Friday night was "whoa—what's going on here?" My second reaction (and maybe yours too) was "how did inmates get a cellphone (with someone paying the data plan) inside their prison dorm?" Tonight on WBRC Fox6 News at 9 and 10, our Lydia Hu is taking a deep dive on this issue—how do these phones make it inside? What else is being snuck in if cellphones are being snuck in? Why do some inmates tell us the reason they need these phones is to afford being able to talk to their families at home?
 
We're hearing tonight for the first time from the prosecutors and attorneys for Bobby Hernandez. He is the Cleveland-area man pleading guilty today to kidnapping his son from Vestavia Hills back in 2002. His son, Bobby, was just 5 years old. New on WBRC Fox6 News at 10, prosecutors are telling us what they hope the judge takes into account when considering Hernandez's plea for probation.
 
And we're following some developing news in Northport tonight where a car crashed into a Dollar General store and hurt at least 1 person seriously. That patient is being treated at UAB tonight. We'll track the investigation into what happened when our 90 minutes of news starts on WBRC Fox6 News at 9.

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