A probe has been launched after inmates at a north-east superjail were caught posting on social media – just months after a similar incident at the prison.
A Facebook page created by prisoners at HMP Grampian – dubbed Costa HMP on the site – shows inmates posing for pictures and talking about the use of Class B drug spice.
They even call the prison “Costa del holiday camp”.
It comes after the Evening Express revealed in August that a prisoner at the jail posed for selfies and posted them on Facebook.
The page has now been taken down after the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) was alerted to its existence.
It was first posted on November 19 and showed prisoners posing for the camera, with their faces obscured.
One picture of three inmates has the caption “Costa del holiday camp” with a winking face emoji next to it.
Two videos were also posted on the page, with one captioned “Man down on the spice”.
Both videos showed inmates apparently under the influence of drugs, being met with the taunts of other prisoners in the background.
Several pictures were posted, one of which carried the caption “another man down!” and another which refers to “Spice life”.
The SPS is now investigating and has said it is looking to prosecute those responsible for the page.
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Tom Fox, the head of corporate affairs at the SPS, said: “When we are told that an inmate is using social media like Facebook or Twitter from within our prison, we act on that information.
“This type of activity is an offence and we will take action, including the confiscation of the device which was used and the prosecution of those involved.”
Another source within the prison system said: “It’s great when people do something like this, because not only is there a record of them doing it, but they leave a trail that leads right back to them.”
Liam Kerr, north-east MSP and justice spokesman for the Scottish Conservatives, said: “Unfortunately, these scenes have become all too common in jails across Scotland.
“It goes without saying that prisoners should not have access to social media in the first place.”
North-east Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald added: “Behaviour like this flies in the face of all the rules and expectations of prisons, but it also lets down the victims of people that have been convicted.”