Convicted murderer 'won't be on Facebook anymore'

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — A convicted murder, who has had his own Facebook page, will not be “friending” anyone any more.

Jonathan Davis, who has been at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman since 2004, had at least 20 friends on the social network.

According to Saturday’s Clarion Ledger, after receiving a complaint from a Florida mother whose daughter had befriended Davis, prison officials had the page removed.

Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps said Parchman officials on Oct. 14 contacted Facebook’s corporate office in California and Davis’ Facebook account was deactivated.

A smartphone with Internet capability can be used to update a Facebook page on the social media site that connects people.

There have been national reports of inmates using Facebook to contact victims, make sexual advances, even plan crimes.