OK Death Row Inmates Have MySpace Profiles Posted


“I hope to find a woman with whom I can build a 'solid’ foundation of unconditional friendship with!” wrote Yancy Douglas in his MySpace profile, reports The Oklahoman. “All I ask for is a chance!!!” The difference between him and most other users of the youth-oriented Web site is that Douglas is a convicted murderer on death row at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. Douglas and another death row inmate, Julius Jones, have pictures and information about themselves on MySpace. Douglas, 33, was convicted for the 1993 shooting of a 14-year-old girl in Oklahoma City. Jones, 26, was convicted for the 1999 shooting of an insurance executive. The victim’s sister said, “Oh, my God, I cannot believe that!” when she was told Jones was on MySpace.

Corrections officials said inmates lack access to the Internet, so relatives or friends probably put up the pictures and created the profiles for the murderers. “We don’t have any policy that prohibits them from having a MySpace page,” corrections spokesman Jerry Massie said. “Obviously, they’re not the ones who can access it through the computer or anything. If someone else does it, then we don’t have any control over that.”

Link: http://www.newsok.com/article/3001547

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