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Experience:  Numerous criminal trials ranging from traffic to murder, practicing Criminal Law for 20+ years.
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If someone is in jail can they have a Facebook page? I mean,

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If someone is in jail can they have a Facebook page? I mean, can someone set it up for them and write the comments they want to put on it? Or is that not legal?

JD 1992 :

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JD 1992 :

It isn't a crime for the person to set up a FB page for someone in jail but it can be a violation of the prison rules and it is possible that something they post could be illegal.

JD 1992 :

There have been cases where a FB page was used to pass info from inside the prison to people outside the prison.

JD 1992 :

If that were to occur then the person who set up the FB page and posted things on it could get into trouble as well.

Customer:

So the inmate needs to check wih the jail?

JD 1992 :

Absolutely, so would the person who was setting the FB page up.

Customer:

And what kind of info are you referring to about passing info from inside the prison?

JD 1992 :

In the case I'm referring to they were setting up drop times for people to get stuff inside a prison.

Customer:

oh ok. Thanks

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