Facebook and selfies inside Britain's prisons: Lags call jail 'holiday camp'
Sitting in their cells, uploading images to Facebook, vile criminals have claimed they are ‘bored’ behind bars saying they are “living like kings”.
Tristan Wilson, 20, shared 'cellfies' as well as a RAP video from inside Doncaster Prison boasting of his lifestyle.
Alongside other convicted lags Wilson has posed with his shirt off and danced around for the camera.
Wilson was convicted of assault by beating and assault against two women, damage to property and possession of class A drugs at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates Court.
Despite his serious crimes, Wilson posted a two and a half minute video posted on Facebook on Wednesday where he and and two other prisoners rap to a camera.
Blaring music can be heard in the footage as the men rap along for their followers.
Wilson has 2,507 friends while his video was watched more than 1,000 times.
Tristan Wilson(L) has been posting to Facebook from inside Doncaster Prison
On July 21, Wilson first posted from behind bars asking friends to write to him.
A friend asked how he could post on Facebook from inside: "How come you're on face???"
Wilson replied that living in prison was: "Like a holiday camp".
On July 27, Wilson said he was “bored” – despite his time behind bars being designed as punishment.
The same day he posted a picture with another inmate inside his cell flexing his biceps in a vest.
On August 1 he boasted prison is “way too nice” – and shared a topless photo with a cellmate.
He commented on the post that he was living “like a king”.
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He's been boasting about how great his life is from inside prison
Tristan Wilson's former friend
Tristan, from Baildon, West Yorkshire, is currently incarcerated at HMP Doncaster a Category B men's prison run by private firm Serco.
On August 9 he shared a rap video – to which his friends responded with compliments.
However, one former friend was disgusted.
He said: "Tristan is posting loads of pictures on Facebook from a smartphone.
"He's been sharing pictures from inside the can and the quality of the pictures is pretty good.
"He's been boasting about how great his life is from inside prison.
"There are topless pics of the guys and talking about how great their lives are.
"It doesn't seem as if he is showing much remorse for whatever he's done to get in there for."
Tristan Wilson attacked women but has bragged about how easy prison life is in HMP Doncaster
Serco's contract director Jerry Spencer at HMP Doncaster said: "Prisoners are not allowed to use social media under any circumstances and we have a zero tolerance approach to anyone who does so.
"We have taken immediate action to investigate this alleged incident and if it is proven to be true we will not hesitate to take all necessary steps to prevent a reoccurrence and if appropriate prosecute any individuals involved.”
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