* Report Sex Offender and Inmate Abuse of Facebook

Published by on August 9, 2011


As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure public safety both inside and outside the state’s prisons, California Department of Corrections has been actively monitoring Facebook for accounts administered by inmates or on behalf of an inmate. The department has seen numerous instances in which inmates, using their Facebook accounts, have delivered threats to victims or have made unwanted sexual advances.

Last year, California Department of Corrections received a call from a mother of a victim of a child molester. The  family had just returned from vacation to find several pieces of mail from the offender who was in state prison. The mail contained accurate drawings of the woman’s 17-year old daughter, even though it had been at least seven years since the offender had been convicted and sent to prison. Details of the victim, such as how she wore her hair and the brand of clothes she wore were accurate. An investigation revealed the inmate had used a cell phone to find and view the MySpace and Facebook web pages of the victim.

With access to the pages, the offender was able to obtain current photos, which he used to draw his pictures.

Inmates are allowed to have Facebook profiles created prior to incarceration. If any evidence shows the account has been used while in the facility, Facebook Security will disable the account.

Over the past few years California Department of Corrections has seen a massive influx in the number of cell phones being used by prisoners. In 2006, correctional officers confiscated 261 devices, while in the first six months of this year, more than 7,284 were confiscated.

To report a Facebook account that you suspect is being administered by an inmate, or an outside party on behalf of the inmate, please contact California Department of Corrections’s Office of Victim and Survivor Rights & Services, call toll free 1-877-256-OVSS (6877) or e-mail [email protected]

Law enforcement representatives and members of the public can notify Facebook security of accounts administered by registered sex offenders. To report a registered sex offender’s Facebook account visit: http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=15160#!/help/contact.php?show_form=wos_sex_offender

 

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  1. karen on Thu, 26th Jan 2012 11:42 am 

    theres sexoffenders online and no one will report them,like robert jamess elswick.he was in prision in bradenton,fl.

  2. tyrone habern on Fri, 15th Nov 2013 12:24 am 

    listen im trying to report a registered sex offender on facebook this is my third report to a site about him his name is tyrone habern and he is a registered sex offender in pike county ky he is registered for life for 1st degree abuse to a 9 year old 2 counts i kno him personally cause i lived near him i do not have a smart phone or computer to report him so facebook said i should report this to police or sites that help i am going to continue to report him till something is done he is perverted and crazy and does not need to b on FB i reported him on ky registry 3 days ago he is still on FB ive seen peeople kicked off for language but a sex offender is on here but this is IMPORTANT he spelled his name tyrone haberm 1 letter difference if this had been a mistake he could have changed it there is a tyrone habern on FB that doesnt have a profile picture this isnt him tyrone has a picture and look at his birthdate you can see it is the tyrone habern that is registered for abuse i have explained this all 3 times he could be dating a girl that has kids please someone do sumthing for all us girls sake! i dont no if i got his email correct or not but FB could find him for gods sake please help get him off there




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