Phone Privileges Cut for Warren Jeffs

Convicted polygamist leader's phone privileges cut for 90 days

By Michael Graczyk
|  Monday, Jan 9, 2012  |  Updated 3:50 PM CDT
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Phone Privileges Cut for Warren Jeffs

Warren Jeffs was convicted of sexually assaulting two of his underage brides.

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Texas corrections officials have cut off phone privileges of imprisoned polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs for 90 days for violating rules by making telephone calls that were put on speakerphone.

Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Michelle Lyons said Monday the 56-year-old Jeffs was found to have broken the rules multiple times with calls used for conferencing. 

A prison system investigation found Jeffs made at least two calls over the inmate phone system on Christmas Day that wound up as sermons to followers of his Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Jeffs is serving a life sentence plus 20 years for sexually assaulting two of his underage brides. He's held in isolation at an East Texas prison about 140 miles north of Houston.

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