Exclusive footage: SC prisoner live-streams from inside prison

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GREENVILLE, S.C. —Smartphones are streamlining the way a prisoner can illegally chat with people far beyond the prison walls.

And this week, an inmate in the South Carolina Department of Corrections used a cell phone to live-stream from inside his prison cell with help from the mobile app Periscope.

SCDC spokeswoman Stephanie Givens confirmed the live-stream was being sent out from one of the prisons within the system on June 26 and 27.

In the footage, there were 3 to 4 other prisoners in the cell drinking from an orange cooler and smoking a substance. Some of the other prisoners look to have cell phones as well.

Viewers were able to comment and ask questions as prisoners responded in real time.

See news footage here.

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