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FB Status: Prison food sucks


Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks to the press and advertising partners at a Facebook announcement in New York earlier this month.  A Facebook program that lets companies target their advertisements on the site based on what its users and their friends buy and do on the Internet is drawing complaints from some users. Associated Press
 (FIle Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks to the press and advertising partners at a Facebook announcement in New York earlier this month. A Facebook program that lets companies target their advertisements on the site based on what its users and their friends buy and do on the Internet is drawing complaints from some users. Associated Press (FIle Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – Prisoners in the state of South Carolina caught with banned cell phones, which are often tossed over a prison fence to them, can face solitary confinement and loss of visitation and canteen privileges.

But those caught updating their status on their Facebook page, by cell phone or any other means, might soon be looking at 30 extra days behind bars and a $500 fine.

Representative Wendell Gilliard, a Democrat from Charleston, has introduced a bill that would make it unlawful for an inmate to be a member of any internet social-networking site, and would provide a penalty on conviction for the offense.

Oh gosh! Hope none of my FB friends are posting status updates from the pen!
Do accept FB friendship request from people you don't know?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.








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