Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Like this beautiful nugget: the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections has started its own Facebook page.
No, seriously, here it is.
According to an ODRC official, the page will be "a useful venue to put out worthwhile information to interested stakeholders."
What in the hell useful prison info is going out to what "interested stakeholders" via Facebook? Big Tony in cellblock C needs help with Farmville?
So far there are only two status updates and one of them is the following:
ODRC puts out prison population numbers every Monday, excluding state holidays. On Monday, September 27, 2010, our prison population was 51,154, 37 more inmates than the week prior.
Every Monday they're gonna update the prison population? It's like the prison equiv of the AP Poll. Unfortunately one can't comment on the page or I was going to congratulate the ODRC about their increased numbers and wish them luck on doing even better next week. Go Prison!
According to the news story linked above, one thing that won't be on the page: execution information.
Good idea. Figuring out how to respond to "Lethal Injection Tuesday -- ODRC invited you" could be awkward.
Also, inmates will not be able to post on the wall. There's a relief. I have a hard enough time deciding if I should accept the friend request of the girl I don't remember from 8th grade. Don't want to piss off the guy doing 8 to 10.
Oh, and the ODRC official said that, while a decision hasn't been made yet, they're also considering using Twitter.
I can see it now...
@ODRC Holy shit! Riot in excr yard. Eyes burning from tear gas. Hey, Ashton Kutcher now following me. Cool! #Shank #lockdown #cracking heads