Facebook and cell phones in South Carolina prisons

Glenn Smith with the Charleston Post and Courier finds South Carolina prison inmates aren't letting a life behind bars keep them from having a good time and keeping in touch with the friends and thugs back home:


Quincy Howard is ensconced behind the razor-wired walls of a state prison for killing a man in Marion County three years ago, but that hasn't stopped him from keeping up with his "friends" on Facebook.

In fact, the 22-year-old convict added more than 100 new friends in the past week while serving a 30-year sentence for manslaughter at the maximum-security Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville.

He stares out from his Facebook page in a prison jumpsuit, accrues points in the Mafia Wars game and grouses about being "RAILROADED BY THIS CROOKED A JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN SOUTH CAROLINA."


Meanwhile, South Carolina is one of 31 states which have been requesting approval from the FCC, which includes South Carolinian Mignon Clyburn - the daughter of S.C. Congressman Jim Clyburn (aka J.C. Hammer) - to implement cell phone jamming. But since news of prisoners using cell phones to order hits won't get Clyburn and the FCC to take action, we're sure a few gangsta Facebook pages won't elicit any kind of action.

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