"Program aims to reduce tension between inmates while offering them more educational opportunities and contact with friends and family"
Technology in Corrections - Social Media
Virtual Prison Visits Mean Some Prison Inmates Never See Family in the Flesh (2017). "You might ask your friends this hypothetical question on social media or while relaxing with a beer: How long could you last if your only contact with the outside world
"The report (summary below) by the US Department of Justice addressing possible connections between terrorism and mass murders raises a perplexing question; do law enforcement and correctional agencies have the ability to monitor social media accounts to detect these events?
"A national scan of practice among law enforcement agencies across the United States reveals that they use social media to notify the public of safety concerns, manage public relations, and gather evidence for criminal investigations.
The Role of Social Networks in the Evolution of Al Qaeda-Inspired Violent Extremism in the United States, 1990-2015 (2016)
"How do terrorists organize? According to the 9/11 Commission Report, it took a tight and complex organization to recruit and infiltrate the hijackers into the United States, and to plan and oversee the simultaneous hijacking of multiple airplanes.
"In recent years, social media has become a valuable tool for community supervision agencies to monitor and address the activities of people on probation or parole, and in the pre-sentencing investigations of people charged with crimes.
"This paper was developed to elevate the awareness of the potential of social media, also known as social networking, in the field of community corrections.
"The nature of identity has changed dramatically in recent years and has grown in complexity. Identities are defined in multiple domains: biological and psychological elements strongly contribute, but biographical and cyber elements also are necessary to complete the picture.
"Commissioner Robert Coupe today announced the launch of the official Department of Correction Twitter and Facebook pages.
"This document will provide guidelines for use of social media within the N.C. Department of Public Safety, in accordance with the North Carolina Office of the Governor’s “Best Practices for Social Media Usage in North Carolina”.
This website is the "authoritative resource for news and information about law enforcement social media." A great resource for improving its use.