The jail housing many of Scotland’s worst offenders has topped a list of investigations into illegal use of Facebook behind bars.

Prison officers at Shotts have launched 80 investigations into convicts logging on to Facebook in the past five years.

The jail houses male prisoners serving sentences over four years – and contains the National Induction Centre (NIC) which prepares those set to serve stretches longer than eight years.

Reported by The Daily Record. You can read the full story here. 

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