August 9, 2011

California: No Facebook for Inmates

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Thousands of inmates in California's state prisons have access to contraband mobile phones and are updating their Facebook accounts, and now the state is asking the social network to close them down. NBC Bay Area reports.

quotemarksright.jpgThe California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reported that more than 7,284 contraband mobile phones were found in state prisons in the first six months of 2011.

In 2006, that number was only 260. Prisoners are apparently using those phones to surf the Web and update Facebook accounts, so now the department is working with Facebook to shut down accounts that have been updated since the prisoner's incarceration.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Read full article and press release from CDCR.

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