SC inmate flashes knife on Facebook Live

Eloi Lecerf
Agosto 12, 2017

And she loving me, though.They love me in here.

The videos came to WLTX's attention after a viewer sent them in because she said the South Carolina Department of Corrections didn't respond to her when she went to them about them.

"I'm live in this b-ch", he can be heard saying.

Rivera, who is serving time for a 2014 burglary conviction, has been using * a href="http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/i-fking-killed-my-sister-teen-livestreams-fatal-car-crash-instagram-1631670" target="_blank" *the livestreaming video platform to communicate with people on the outside including his partner and sending threats to a man allegedly communicating with his child's mother.

An investigation has now been launched by the South Carolina Department of Corrections in an effort to discover how Rivera keeps gaining access to contraband cellphones and also how the knife he was holding up to the camera could be smuggled into the prison.

Rivera has already been reprimanded twice this year, reports WRAL, but still went on Facebook live to deliver another profanity-laced post.

Earlier this year, an inmate at Lieber Correctional Institution was able to escape thanks largely in part due to a contraband cell phone. "This why the FCC should allow prisons across the country to block cell phones".

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"It is senseless to me that the federal government continues to prohibit state agencies and state corrections officials from blocking cell phones", SLED Director Mark Keel said at the time.

We spoke with state Sen.

"The fact that [inmates] are able to get on social media off a cell phone inside of a prison, is ridiculous", Hutto said. Naturally, his possession of the knife shown in the video footage is also extremely troubling. "It's a budgetary issue", Hutto said.

Hutto is concerned that state officials don't have more control over what happens inside SC prisons.

'Most of these folks have victims that are associated with their crimes, and the victim should not be subjected to seeing anymore of the shenanigans that's going on with these Facebook posts and Twitter or whatever they're using to get these messages out'.

Department of Corrections Spokeswoman Sommer Sharpe issued this statement: "we've been very vocal about what an issue contraband cell phones are, not only in our prisons, but in corrections departments across the country". "This video is another example of the unfettered access to the outside world that cell phones give inmates, which is why the (Federal Communications Commission) should allow prisons to block cell phone (signals)".

The SCDC has a special page on its website set up to allow the public to report prisoner cell phone usage.

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