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Inmates harass victims through social networks

Technology is outpacing the law

By Don Thompson
Associated Press / November 22, 2011

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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 correctional officials who monitor social networking sites said they have found many instances in which inmates taunted victims or made unwanted sexual advances.

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