TWO prisoners will spend extra time in jail after being caught with mobile phones during random raids by Corrective Services officers.
There is a further penalty with them being transferred from the low security environment at Mannus, near Tumbarumba, back to Junee jail.
Alex Kosta Pattalis will now spend Christmas behind bars.
He was due for release from custody on November 2 this year, but another two-month term extends his stay until January 1.
Solicitor Andrea MacDonald said in Albury Local Court that Pattalis, 26, was already paying a penalty by being reclassified.
Pattalis pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing a mobile phone and SIM card.
Chanrotana Lach, 27, pleaded guilty to the same offence after a routine search on his cell about 12.30pm on January 21.
He was nervous, agitated and fumbled with his hands in his pockets before a mobile phone landed at the feet of an officer.
A phone charger was found in a search of the cell.
Lach was put in a security cell pending the arrival of police and admitted having the phone.
But he denied owning it, claiming he maintained control of it for another inmate in exchange for cannabis.
Lach was due for release next month, but had his time extended by two months to June 20.
Pattalis had a routine search of his cell about 9.20pm on February 19.
A small mobile phone SIM card was in his hand and officers saw a small mobile phone on a bed.
There was a USB cord plugged into the television and Pattalis claimed that he found the phone in a pile of clothing in the cell.