An Alabama prison is under scrutiny after video surfaced of inmates seemingly paddling another inmate with some sort of blunt object.
According to AL.com:
"An east Birmingham man serving 20 years in prison for attempted murder and robbery is under investigation after he posted a disturbing video to Facebook Monday - from prison.
The 26-year-old St. Clair County Correctional Facility inmate posted the video showing him holding what appears to be a piece of wood or some other blunt force object and a second inmate holding a large knife. They are ordering an older inmate to "lay down. "
"You're going to take three licks...bend your (expletive) over,'' he says on the video."
"Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton said prison officials are aware of the attack and are investigating. There were no serious injuries reported.
Horton said the inmates will be moved to separate areas of the facility. Officials are conducting an inspection of the housing area for weapons and will take appropriate disciplinary actions.
The inmate who posted the video pleaded guilty in Jefferson County to attempted murder in 2011 for the shooting of another man with a pistol. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison."
While I get the fact that the authorities are questioning why the man was paddled, I'm simply wondering how the inmates gained access to a phone AND Facebook. . . but then again, Orange is the New Black has shown me so many creative ways these things make their way into the prison system.