Criminals use Facebook to
taunt police, ask visitors to bring drugs
The Sunday Mail (Qld)
July 18, 201012:00AM
Inmates are using
Facebook to request drugs from friends
and taunt authorities / File
JAILED bikies and other prisoners are using
Facebook to boast about their easy ride in
prison, abuse authorities and request drugs from
Inmates are regularly
updating their details on the social networking site
while serving time for crimes such as vicious
A heavily tattooed
Finks bikie recently updated his Facebook profile
with a series of bare-chested photographs of himself
behind bars at the Arthur Gorrie Correctional
He was dubbed the
"internet bikie" after police accused him of luring
recruits online, and he has lived up to the nickname
with regular prison updates for his more than 400
another lovely day in jail," he wrote last month.
One of his Facebook
friends is Aaron Drew Scheers, a former Lone Wolf
bikie jailed in March for 16 years for cutting off a
man's ears over a disputed drug debt.
Scheers turned to
Facebook in February to tell hundreds of friends
that he would not let prison get the better of him.
"HELLO to all from my
little cell i call home for now ... you are all true
friends so thankyou from the bottom of my heart," he
wrote on an open section of his profile.
One prisoner facing a
murder charge, who cannot be named for legal
reasons, last week used Facebook to urge a friend to
visit him in Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre.
"Come to jail and
f------ spend a bit of time with me aye haha. Make
sure ur ass is loaded with drugs haha."
Prisoners are banned
from using the internet, but the Corrective Services
department says it is powerless to stop relatives
and friends updating Facebook profiles on behalf of
Some prisoners may
also be using smuggled mobile phones to update their
The Homicide Victims'
Support Group said it was "highly inappropriate" for
prisoners to be able to maintain Facebook sites and
called for a review of prison cyber policies.
"It's a slap in the
face for victims," the group's chief executive
Jannette Brown said.
Finks bikie Dion
Spizzirri, jailed for 18 months over a police chase,
regularly updated his Facebook page before his
release from Borallon prison a fortnight ago.
"Chillin like a
villain in the boorallin holiday inn!!" Spizzirri
wrote in March.
Spizzirri kept friends
updated on his attempts to quit smoking and his
progress in the prison gym. "10 days no cigarettes.
i rock. cigarettes suck! jail rulz," he wrote.
Last month, he
celebrated his impending release with the message: "yee
ha! getting out next week! party party party.
everyone run and hide! cos spizza is gonna be on the
Finks bikie Shane
Scott Bowden, jailed for shooting a rival gang
member in the "ballroom blitz" brawl at a Gold Coast
kickboxing event, has a MySpace profile, this month
updated with the message: "FREE ALL FINKS!!"
Rickards, an associate of the Finks, vents his anger
at police through Facebook. "Suck shit you filfey
coppers ill be out in 6 months you dirty dogs," his