How the hell are these ninjas dot-comming from prison?!? SMH
The Tennessee Department of Correction launched investigations in 14 prisons and disciplined 70 inmates following a report by the Channel 4 I-Team that showed inmates using drugs and partying behind bars and showing it off on Facebook.
The Channel 4 I-Team found more than 100 inmates operating Facebook pages from behind bars – posting photos and videos of convicted criminals claiming to be using drugs, flashing large amounts of cash, partying, hoarding snacks and, in one case, setting a shirt on fire inside a prison cell.
The discovery of the Facebook pages raises real questions for correction officials, because inmates don’t have Internet access and cell phones are prohibited.
The Channel 4 I-Team found many of the inmates who are enjoying Facebook, communicating with family and friends and sharing pictures are convicted murderers and rapists.
In one case Ivan Moreno – who strangled and murdered Bellevue grandmother Mary Sadler – was found on Facebook, showing pictures of himself playing a guitar inside a cell.
“My eyes started watering. I started shaking. I couldn’t believe I could see him again,” said Sadler’s granddaughter, Michelle Elliot.
Moreno isn’t the only one getting his social swerve on however…
The Channel 4 I-Team also found convicted murderer Brandon White, who killed Ryan Wright, posting pictures of his phone and holding $200 cash.
“That’s not punishment. That’s not any kind of punishment. It’s just like being out on the outside. It’s still freedom for them,” said Ryan’s mother, Linda Wright. “We can never communicate again. And he (Brandon White) has access to be able to communicate with the outside world.”
Welp Linda, the joke’s on you and your family, and the DOC doesn’t seem like they are in a rush to solve the problem
The victims’ families said when the criminals were sentenced to prison, they never imagined them posting photos of themselves to Facebook watching TV or burying themselves in junk food.
We showed all the pictures and videos to TDOC Assistant Commissioner Tony Parker, who is in charge of security in state prisons.
“Is this too extravagant for a guy to have who is behind bars?” Finley asked.
“Obviously, this inmate is trying to be flagrant and show off all this property. Obviously, it’s an issue,” Parker said.
Finley asked how all this can be happening while correctional officers are watching.
“It’s not an issue of not enough correctional officers. It’s an issue of a nationwide problem with cell phones and the struggle to stay on top of it,” Parker said.
Pretty weak answer bruh, perhaps you should try again. According to the report, although the inmates are facing disciplinary action, their Facebook accounts
Is THIS what taxpayers are spending their hard-earned money on?!?!? That’s some ol’ bullisht!
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