Arias temporarily banned from jail calls, video chats

PHOENIX (AP) - Convicted murderer Jodi Arias has been temporarily banned from having phone calls and video chats of a non-legal nature for violating jail rules.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Thursday that the restrictions will be placed on Arias for six weeks.

Arpaio says she is also prohibited from ordering commissary items.

According to Arpaio, there is evidence that Arias was trying to avoid having conversations monitored by getting inmates to make phone calls for her.

Arpaio says he has also banned 10 Arias visitors, including two 15-year-olds, for their conduct at the jail.

Meanwhile, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is calling for an end to threats against the lone juror who rejected a death sentence for Arias during her re-trial, saying there is no justification for such attacks.

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