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August 9, 2011 6:48 AM

Facebook pages of California inmates to be shut down, prison officials say

Facebook "friend" requests from strangers are common, but California's state corrections officials say they are moving to stop use of the social network by prison inmates. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced Monday that it's working with Facebook security officials to shut down inmate pages that have been set up by prisoners using contraband cellphones or that have been arranged for an inmate's use by someone outside of prison.

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