Inmate hid cellphone in his prosthetic leg for a year and sold phone calls in jail

By Associated Press Reporter


A former Pennsylvania jail inmate says he didn't sneak a cellphone into the lockup in his prosthetic leg, though he acknowledged having it for a year as he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

Instead, 28-year-old Christopher Greer, of Uniontown, tells a judge the phone was in his cargo shorts when he reported in 2011 to serve a sentence for driving on a suspended license.

Greer says he kept the phone because inmates at the Fayette County lockup 40 miles south of Pittsburgh must pay $4 per call.


Inmate Christopher Greer kept a phone hidden in his prosthetic leg for a full year (stock image)

Greer pleaded guilty Tuesday.

The warden doesn't believe Greer smuggled the phone in either his pocket or his leg, as county detectives charged.


Brian Miller says both would have been searched too thoroughly for that.


Greer said he charged inmates at the Fayette County lockup $4 per call to use is phone

For inmates that have them, fake limbs can be a great place to hide contraband.

In 2010, Louisiana inmate Joe Lewis was caught hidding cigarettes, four muscle relaxers, and chewing tobacco in a prosthetic leg after returning from a work release program.


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We shouldn't jail people for driving on a suspended license, we should impound the car they are driving.

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Why was he in jail for over a year for driving with a suspended license?

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Wow.......gotta love his ingenuity.

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Prime example of why checking prosthetics at airport security is NOT a bad thing. Things can and have been concealed in them. I had a friend who used to smuggle beer into concerts in her leg.

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give a man a fish you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you lose a great business opportunity. he clearly did not miss out on that great opportunity

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Why don`t they employ a "blocking" system for cell phone signals in prisons? They sell them on Amazon for goodness sake!! Or is that too simple for the Authorities??

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The Prison here has a Cell Phone Jammer. There are only a few clear zones.

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4 dollars for a call from jail is an outrage. Especially when an accussed has not been proven guilty. The jail system is pure evil.

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a leg up on the competition

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one step ahead of the guards

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