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SC can report inmate profiles online

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

South Carolina's prisons agency is exploring a new way to catch jailbirds who tweet using banned cellphones

Corrections Director Bryan Stirling told The Associated Press on Monday the agency had set up a link on its webpage where people can report inmate activity on social media networks.

Inmates are prohibited from having both cellphones and profiles on social media networks. But in the past, agency officials have said some offenders use contraband phones to set up online presences.

The new site gives people a form where they can report what inmate they saw on a social media site like Facebook or Twitter. Stirling says the effort will help keep people safer.

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