Inmate faces extra jail time after posting about 'Costa del Haverigg' on Twitter
Last updated at 10:58, Monday, 16 June 2014
AN inmate may get extra jail time added to his sentence after boasting “jail is easy” on a social media site.
Luke Anderson was snared by the Evening Mail after a string of posts on Twitter boasting of being in “Costa del Haverigg” and vowing never to return to jail.
Anderson is serving time in HMP Haverigg, dubbed one of the country’s most isolated jails by inspectors.
He has posted about listening to the radio and joking with a friend who said: “How are you on Twitter in jail” before adding: “I’m going to write a letter of complaint to HMP Haverigg for this, it’s terrible”.
The posts are the latest in a string of discoveries which included seven inmates who posed for pictures in their jail cells along with tens of inmates caught using Facebook and Twitter.
Among his posts, Anderson said: “On Costa del Haverigg coast line.
“Yeah man got the beach there as well... ha.”
Under procedure, prison staff will now search his cell and he risks further jail time being added to his sentence.
Last week the Evening Mail revealed staff at the prison had seized 42 mobile phones from inmates in 2013, along with around seven sim cards.
Under UK law it is an offence for prisoners to have a mobile phone or sim card while in jail.
Anderson’s account is due to be closed by officials and it is understood he is due to be punished by the prison imminently.
A Prison Service spokesman said: “The justice secretary has made clear that it is totally unacceptable for prisoners to access social networking sites or instruct others to do so on their behalf.
“No prisoner should be in any doubt that if they break the rules they will be stripped of their privileges and may be reported to the police for further action.”
First published at 15:59, Sunday, 15 June 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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