Warren Jeffs, who is serving a life sentence for sexually assaulting underage girls, is being investigated by Texas prison officials for possibly violating his phone privileges on Christmas Day.
His convictions were based on a 2008 raid by Wichita Falls Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and other law enforcement agencies on the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints compound outside Eldorado, Texas.
Jeffs, 55, is the head of the polygamist church and is being investigated for abusing his phone privileges by possibly preaching two sermons to his followers over speakerphones from his penitentiary cell in East Texas.
Jeffs has been estimated to have as many as 87 brides as part of his duties leading the polygamist sect.
One of his wives reportedly escaped from an FLDS compound after his conviction and imprisonment in the Texas penitentiary system.
There has been speculation by former FLDS members that Jeffs would attempt to continue leading his church from inside his new home.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott orchestrated the prosecution of Jeffs for sexually assaulting a 15-year old and a 12-year old bride.
Abbott is a native of Wichita Falls.
DNA evidence showed Jeffs fathered a child with the 15 year old girl.
An audio recording played before the jury allegedly proved he was sexually assaulting a 12-year old girl.
Jeffs risks losing his phone privileges from his new home if the Inspector General’s Office finds he violated prison rules.
If an inmate’s call is placed on speaker phones, a violation has occurred.
Calls made through the prisoner phone system are monitored and recorded.
Inmates are allowed 240 minutes of phone time a month.
Calls are limited to 15 minutes each.
The polygamist leader is one of only 85 Texas inmates in protective custody. Protective custody means he is alone in his cell each day.
There are currently 156,000 inmates in the Texas prison system.
Marriages to more than person bring exaltation in heaven, according to FLDS beliefs.
The Texas Attorney General’s Office has successfully led the prosecution of 12 FLDS leaders.
Not a single FLDS defendant has been found not guilty by a jury.
Arizona dismissed charges against Jeffs and the Utah Supreme Court reversed a heavy prison sentence in that state.
Greg Abbott then initated the extradition of Jeffs from Utah to Texas for prosecution.
Texas Governor Rick Perry signed the extradition papers which led to Jeffs transfer to San Angelo to face Texas justice.
During his trial, Jeffs read a letter, purportedly from God, ordering the judge to dismiss all charges against him.
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