Here’s what You say...
‘Prison has become luxury for inmates, it’s absolutely ridiculous. People are no longer deterred from committing crime as prison sounds like a lovely holiday, provides people with three hot meals a day, games consoles, free education, and now possibly social media, too! The justice system is a joke.’ Levi Hetherington-scott, Newport
‘Inside a prison, all types of social media and e-mail should be blocked off the Internet system like they do in some high schools. It’s not right that they could still be causing a victim distress. Jail is punishment, not a home.’ Courtney Cecere, Carluke
‘Should prisoners be allowed social media? No! Prison is supposed too be a punishment. Not anything more. No wonder people re-offend when they are given such a free ride.’ Natalie Thomas, Middlesbrough
A spokesperson for Facebook and Instagram said, ‘We have wellestablished processes with law enforcement and the Ministry of Justice when we are notified of active accounts being used from prison.’ Speaking to The Guardian, they insisted they comply with legal orders and requirements.