Crime

Jodi Arias Banned From Phone Calls and Buying Candy

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is dropping the hammer on convicted killer Jodi Arias.

For the foreseeable future, she's been cut off from visitation, phone calls, and buying snacks from the jail commissary.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio issued a statement saying Arias "seems to be escalating her bad behavior now that she has been through trial."

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Arias is in Arpaio's custody for only a couple of more months, until she's formally sentenced to life and shipped off to a state prison.

Arpaio had publicly threatened to cut off Arias' visitation earlier this week after, among other things, photos surfaced of Arias' hamming it up for a camera, and those photos circulated on social media. (All visitation at MCSO jails now is done by video, either at the jail or at a remote location of the caller's choice.)

Arias apparently has been sanctioned for three rules violations, one of which was for doing a video visit with two 15-year-old girls.

According to the MCSO, two 15-year-old girls have been chatting with Arias, just because.

According to the Sheriff's Office, "Arias has been seen by Jail Intel officials instructing the 15 year olds as to how to get false IDs in order to continue the visits."

Contacting minors with the video visitation is a jail infraction, the MCSO states.

The other infractions stem from Arias' using other inmates to call people on the outside in an effort to prevent monitoring, the Sheriff's Office says.

For these infractions, Arias is banned from video visitation, phone calls, and ordering from the commissary.

Detention officers say Arias rarely even touched her MCSO-provided vegetarian food, instead spending about $100 a week on candy and snacks from the commissary.

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