Live from jail: Another French inmate mocks the system

Paul O'Mahony
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Live from jail: Another French inmate mocks the system
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A French prisoner has had six more months tacked onto his sentence after he broadcast live from his cell and fielded questions about life in jail from curious law abiders.


The cheeky inmate used Twitter to invite members of the public to join him on social video platform Persicope for a tour of his cell, Le Parisien reports

The 21-year-old prisoner appeared to zone in on a joint, ready to be smoked later, as he likened the Béziers jail to “a little Club Med”, a French holiday club whose members enjoy all-inclusive getaways to exotic locations. 

Authorities didn’t take kindly to the prisoner’s use of a banned smartphone to brag about how easy life in jail was and added six months to the four years he is already serving for aggravated theft. 

But the budding cameraman is not the first prisoner to mock France’s jail system. Here are five more jailbirds not singing from the same hymn sheet as the judges who locked them up. 

1. Let’s set up a Facebook page

In one of the most blatant breaches of etiquette in recent years, a group of prisoners set up a Facebook page to boast of their exploits behind bars in Marseille. 

Wads of cash, shisha pipes, mobile phones, a pile of cannabis - this Facebook page had it all. Until the authorities spotted it and had it taken down. 

2. Look at my drugs!

Dear mum, everything is OK here. I’m just smoking a joint and rapping with my friends and generally doing some Facebooking lol. See you soon. Your bandit son.

3. Crook runs elaborate scam targeting pensioners from jail

This takes the cake, and eats it too. If anything this guy got better at scamming retirees while in jail. 

4. Let’s smoke some of the cannabis growing in the prison garden

In the balmy summer of 2012 prisoners on the lovely island of Île de Ré kicked back with a few joints lovingly crafted from cannabis buds picked in the prison garden. 

5. Remember the Harlem Shake? They had that in a French jail 




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