Two people are facing charges for allegedly smuggling cellphones into Livingston TDCJ prison. Officers at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Polunsky Unit said they confiscated a piece of hollowed-out wood that was sent to their facility’s craft shop. Inside the wood, officials reported finding 30 cell phones and cellphone accessories. After conducting an investigation, authorities charged Janette Pizana and John Charles Godov for engaging in organized criminal activity and introducing a prohibited item into a prison. Pizana was arrested by Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constables on November 29, 2023, on the Polk County warrant. The Polunsky Unit houses Texas Death Row inmates.