Jose Ariel Rivera is now serving 10 years at Evans Corrections Institution in Bennettsville, but has been appearing in several Facebook Live posts.
Rivera then holds up a knife for the camera.
"Baby momma is tripping", he says in one livestream. "But she watching, though". And she loving me, though.They love me in here. In fact, he says everyone loves him in prison, even with the big knives.
An inmate behind bars in a SC jail used Facebook Live to broadcast a tour of the facility and talk to his "baby mama" all while brandishing a knife.
Along with the videos Rivera has been active on Facebook, updating his profile picture and status as recently as Thursday 10 August.
A prisoner in the United States has been mystifying guards after he was discovered posting several Facebook Live videos from within the jail.
He has gotten in trouble for having a cellphone, too.
"Prison officials said he has lost privileges, but the post shows he's able to skirt the system", reported WRAL.
Prisoners are using smuggled cell phones to access social media and brandish weapons, boast about drugs, and live broadcast their exploits from inside prisons.
An investigation has now been launched by the South Carolina Department of Corrections in an effort to discover how Rivera keeps gaining access to contraband cellphones and also how the knife he was holding up to the camera could be smuggled into the prison.
"We've been very vocal about cell phone contraband, not only in our prisons, but in corrections departments across the country", a prison spokesperson told KHOU.
The SCDC has a special page on its website set up to allow the public to report prisoner cell phone usage. "This video is another example of the unfettered access to the outside world that cell phones give inmates, which is why the (Federal Communications Commission) should allow prisons to block cell phone (signals)".
The problem is nationwide, but SC prisons have garnered particular attention due to media reports exposing the prevalence of the problem there. That should not happen'.
'Most of these folks have victims that are associated with their crimes, and the victim should not be subjected to seeing anymore of the shenanigans that's going on with these Facebook posts and Twitter or whatever they're using to get these messages out'.