Inmate shoots selfies in prison van using smuggled cellphone, posts pictures on Facebook



Even in prison, where cellphones are highly prized contraband, the selfie fad is alive and well. At Western Regional Jail in West Virginia, an inmate by the name of Shane Holbrook is being held on charges of robbery and malicious wounding. He faces whatever penalties inmates at the facility receive for smuggling in contraband after he snapped selfies while inside a prison van, and posted them on Facebook.

The selfies were snapped as Holbrook and other inmates were being transported back to jail following a trip to the courthouse. During his court appearance, Hollbrook requested that his case be dismissed. The judge rejected his plea. Holbrook told a television reporter that after having his dismissal plea rejected, he really didn't care that what he was doing violated a number of rules.

The inmate added that he posted the pictures on Facebook to allay the fears of some of his relatives who were concerned about him. When asked what kind of device he used to take the photos, he admitted that "there might have been a cell phone involved." All Hollbrook would say about the phone was that he had found it. Somehow the phone went undetected during the mandatory pat down that was required to have been conducted on Hollbrook and the other inmates before boarding they boarded the van.

Officials are investigating the matter. The handset was confiscated before Hollbrook was returned to his, ahem, cell.


source:  komonews via Telegraph.co.uk

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25 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30719; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It doesn't specify the type of phones used. WhinyXP will say iPhone inmate users are idiots.

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Why so obsessed with him? Did he make your wife leave you or something?

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30719; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why are you concerned lol? Don't worry about my wife sonnn, worry about your biz.

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Well whenever he responds to one of your posts, I tend to see you respond with "I don't give a damn what you have to say", but you obviously seem to care so much about what he has to say, given how you keep talking about him when he never even posted in the thread...

7. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Well don't mind @darkkjedii, he's probably stating his opinion but more like want to be bit*h*n others opinion cause it doesn't coincide with him.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30719; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO, but you're not him. Now see post 3.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Post of the day!

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2688; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Stubbornness at its finest... What do you think this man will do once he gets released? A: He'll become a good citizen? B: He'll continue on the path he's currently on? C: He'll become an even mightier criminal guilty of even bigger crimes? Considering he's has got contacts capable enough to smuggle a phone (Maybe a smartphone, even. Complete with a working internet connection) in a prison, I think that guy ought to stay there for a long time... Were already have a ton of criminals on the street, now don't we?

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30719; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Some people learn, some don't. He's crimes aren't life sentence level, he'll eventually get out. I'd say B, but could become A or C.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30719; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

His...

21. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

(Maybe a smartphone, even. Complete with a working internet connection) In 2016, I'd be surprised if it wasn't a smartphone with internet.

8. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

A lot of smartphone = More dumb people.

11. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I think it is more accurate to say that. The easier and more available technology becomes, more people will use it. And more people will join the online 'crowd' Because these people were already here, you just didn't hear or see them, unless you where physically near where they lived.

9. Jurdiales

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

I don't want to know where he hide the phone lol.

20. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Probably in his anus, judging from the bad picture quality, the phone should be budget small phone, which he could fit is his "hole"

10. GeekMovement unregistered

Looks more like a typical criminal mug shot to me than a selfie.

13. Chuck007

Posts: 1409; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I don't whether this is badass or damn right stupid lol

14. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Not as ballsy or stupid as the selfies posted by those taunting the police, while thinking they won't be going (back) to prison.

16. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Isn't it odd that the face of the inmate next to Hollbrook is pixelated in the slide show, but fully revealed in the article?

17. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Corrected.

19. redmd

Posts: 1874; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

They look like happy fellas.

22. buccob

Posts: 2946; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

b!tch please my country has a jail basically run by the own inmates which has a Nightclub, Zoo, Bank, Restaurants, and more... http://www.abc.es/internacional/20150810/abci-carcel-lujosa-venezuela-201508101130.html PS: I am totally not proud of it... this is just so you guys know what happens when the most corrupt government rules a third world country...

24. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I cant read your link it's in some crazy foreign language

25. buccob

Posts: 2946; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

spanish... the second most spoken language in the world (above english by the way)... and its a surprise that you frequent a tech site such as this you wouldn't figure out a simple Google Chrome Web Page Translation... Anyway, that is why I summarized the article in my first paragraph....

23. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Cute picture of the tres amigos. If only they used snapchat.

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