Amid investigation into phone rules, Texas officials cut Warren Jeffs’ call list


By Dave Alsup, CNN

(CNN) — Two people registered to talk to Warren Jeffs on the phone have had their privileges suspended as investigators look into whether the jailed polygamist sect leader preached from prison, authorities said Tuesday.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced last week that it had initiated an investigation into claims that Jeffs used the phone to preach to his congregation on Christmas Day.

“It would be a violation of the rules if the person called were to place the call on speaker phone or record the conversation. The Office of Inspector General has asked us to suspend the accounts of certain individuals on his calling list while they continue to investigate,” said Jason Clark, a Criminal Justice Department spokesman.

“His call list just got shorter,” Clark said.

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