Genilson Lins da Silva also had more than $170,000 in his cell at a northeastern Brazil prison, as well as two handguns, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported Wednesday.
Silva, who was living by himself -- unusual in Brazil's often overcrowded prisons -- has been transferred to another facility.
Authorities said they were investigating how he managed to have so many amenities while serving a 28-year sentence for murder and armed robbery.
Lytro unveils camera that can focus a photo after shooting it
Easer Egg Roll brings thousands to White House