Proposed bill would criminalize social networking behind bars

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After The Post and Courier published a Watchdog piece on the dangers of South Carolina prisoners with access to social networking sites, State Rep. Wendell Gilliard has proposed a bill that would make it illegal for inmates to belong to social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.

The proposed bill would also target accomplices who aid inmates in illicit online activity.

According to today's article in The Post and Courier, "Those who violate the law or help an inmate secure an account on one of these sites would face 30 days in jail and/or a $500 fine, under the proposal."

For more on the proposed bill and access to The Post and Courier's previous articles on inmates on social networks; click here.

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