Prison Selfie Investigation


LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV)  On the heels of a scandal, there’s a new controversy plaguing the Lackawanna County Prison.

At a meeting on Monday, commissioners were forced to answer questions about an inmate posting pictures online from inside the prison in Scranton.
         Jeffrey Mattox is a federal inmate from Kentucky serving time on drug charges,
         His Facebook account is loaded with pictures that were apparently taken within the prison.
         Cellphones are contraband for inmates.
         Commissioners had few answers as to how Mattox used the phone.. undetected..
  “All of that stuff is currently under investigation. I have nothing to say — except it’s under investigation — that’s my comment on that” Said Laureen Cummings.
Mattox was housed at USP Canaan in Wayne County.
         He was sent to Lackawanna County prison after being accused of assaulting an inmate at that federal facility near Waymart.

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