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Man pleads guilty to having cellphone in federal prison

November 21, 2019 GMT

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man will get extra prison time for using a cellphone to post to Facebook from the federal prison in Atlanta.

Court records show that 32-year-old Brian J. Wilson pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing a contraband cellphone. A 2010 law made it a crime to possess or use cellphones while in federal prison.

Prosecutors say Wilson used a cellphone between May and July to post images, including a selfie, and to live stream content from his cell at the medium-security federal penitentiary.

He was serving a 10-year sentence for having a stolen gun. He was scheduled to be released in November 2022. But under federal law, possessing contraband in prison requires additional time once the original sentence is completed.

Wilson is set to be sentenced in February.