FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Cobalt Software Platform - Mark43
Mark43's Cobalt software platform unites a set of law enforcement tools securely...

No upcoming webinars scheduled

Top News

Inmates Using Social Media to Harass Victims, Intimidate Witnesses

November 22, 2011  | 

Photo: ArabCrunch.
Photo: ArabCrunch.

Lisa Gesik hesitates to log into her Facebook account nowadays because of unwanted "friend" requests, not from long-ago classmates but from the ex-husband now in prison for kidnapping her and her daughter.

As the days tick down to his January release, she is considering going into hiding with her 12-year-old daughter.

Across the U.S. and beyond, inmates are using social networks and the growing numbers of smartphones smuggled into prisons and jails to harass their victims or accusers and intimidate witnesses. California corrections officials who monitor social networking sites said they have found many instances in which inmates taunted victims or made unwanted sexual advances, reports the Associated Press via the New York Daily News.


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Chris james @ 11/24/2011 6:00 AM

How about cell phone jammers in the jails.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Google and RapidSOS Now Provide Emergency Location for 911 Calls Nationwide
RapidSOS is partnering with Google to deliver life-saving 911 caller location information...
FBI Turns 3 Hackers into Assets Assisting in Anti-Hacking Investigations
Three convicted hackers—22-year-old Paras Jha, 21-year-old Josiah White, and 22-year-old...
NC School to Deploy Automated Shooter Detection and Response System
Shooter Detection Systems, CentralSquare Technologies, and Johnson Controls are...
Harris Corp. to Supply Florida City with Public Safety Solution
Harris Corporation has been selected to provide an enhanced county-wide public safety...

Police Magazine