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Washington State Prisons Ask Facebook To Disable Inmate Accounts

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington prison officials have asked social media giant Facebook to disable inmate accounts.

Department spokesman Chad Lewis says corrections officers have found a few smart phones in prison cells, but have not detected any criminal activity.

Lewis tells Northwest News Network that so far the communications have mostly been with friends and family on the outside. But the department is asking Facebook for the same deal the company recently struck with California prisons, where some sinister activity had been alleged.

California officials say they found an inmate who used social media to track down his victim.
   

      
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