Monday, January 30, 2012

Prisoners taunting victims on Facebook: 350 inmates caught using social network

Violent criminals, including murderers, have been using Facebook to taunt victims and their families from behind bars.

Other prisoners have been maintaining their criminal empires via the social networking site.

Inmates are banned from accessing the internet but manage to get online by using mobile phones smuggled into jails.

In the last two years, nearly 350 have been discovered posting on Facebook. It is likely there are dozens of others using the site without the authorities being aware.

The official figures have raised major concerns about security failures in prisons. Last night victims’ groups said criminals using Facebook were adding ‘insult to injury’.

Attackers who taunted their victims were getting away with torture, they said, and called for tougher measures to control the problem. Read More