Arpaio bans Jodi Arias from video visitation, phone calls

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio has banned inmate Jodi Arias from all general communication. (Source: 3TV) Sheriff Joe Arpaio has banned inmate Jodi Arias from all general communication. (Source: 3TV)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has taken away inmate Jodi Arias' access to all general video visitation and phone calls for six weeks after he found that she had violated several jail rules.

Arias will be on 42 days' restriction, meaning she will no longer have access to non-legal visits or phone calls and cannot order commissary during this period of time, leaving her restricted to the twice daily all-vegetarian meals served at Arpaio's jails. 

Arpaio said he found evidence that Arias was communicating with minors over the video visitation system and using other inmates to make phone calls to people on the outside of jail in an attempt to avoid monitoring.

"Arias has been in my jail for seven years and has broken some rules during that time but she seems to be escalating her bad behavior now that she has been through trial," Arpaio said in a news release. "Arias needs to understand that while she is in my jail, she is to obey all the rules and breaking them has consequences."

On Tuesday, Arpaio banned 10 of Arias' video visitors for violations such as using cellphones for photographic purposes and/or using other people's names or accounts in order to gain access to Arias.

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