This photo shows a Yuneec Typhoon drone and controller in Jessup, Md. Maryland State Police and prison officials say two men planned to use the drone to smuggle drugs, tobacco and pornography videos into the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland, Md. (AP Photo/David Dishneau, File)

What’s the hot new way to smuggle phones, drugs to inmates? Drones

Prison officials are spending millions of dollars to try to stop the flow of contraband to convicts, installing infra-red cameras and even netting along fence lines.

So, inmates are becoming more creative.

Unmanned drones are one way they are smuggling in cell phones, which allow them to continue their illegal enterprises from behind bars.

The head of the state Department of Corrections admits it’s a fight he’s losing as prisoners make better use of technology.

Read more about the fight to keep contraband out of Georgia’s prisons at myajc.com

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