Cover photo: Prison Break star Dominic Purcell
Selfies can be addictive, but one prisoner has taken it to the next level after he was caught taking selfies in his cell at Corradino Correctional Facility – which, you can imagine, is not really allowed.
Not only that, but he had also created a fake Facebook account and sent friend requests to the prison guards as well as another prisoner, the Times of Malta has reported.
The prisoner, for whatever reason, started sending friend requests to his own prison warders from a fake account. After three different guards received the friend requests within minutes of each other, they became suspicious.
Half an hour later, a prisoner in another division posted a photograph online.
The guards raided his cell and questioned the prisoner, who admitted to creating the fake profile, but he refused to admit that he had a mobile in the cell.
He was quoted as saying he was “always one step ahead” of the guards.
The mobile was found a few minutes later in a hollowed out piece of furniture.
It may be no surprise that prisoners are taking selfies in prison – around 150 mobile phones have been found in Corradino Correctional Facility since 2013, Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said in Parliament this week.
Not only that, but 18 mobiles have already been found in 2018 already. With an average of 26 mobiles were found per year, 2018 is set to be the most prison-selfied year in history.