Exclusive footage: SC prisoner live-streams from inside prison
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.