Tennessee prisoners behind the bars

Inmates post photos of themselves having fun whilst in the slammer.

Whilst the idea of prison is to curtail ones freedom, it seems that tens of inmates in Tennessee are living life to the max, behind bars.

Videos and pictures posted to around 100 prisoners personal Facebook pages show the convicts are surrounded by drugs, money and even get to party, despite being in jail.

Inmates aren’t supposed to have even have internet access, let alone have their own cell phones which are forbidden in prisons.

The videos show the prisoners taking drugs, smoking, hoarding snacks, giving each other tattoos, and in one photograph, burning clothes inside a cell.

On one video, a convicted murderer, Rivera Peoples, posted pictures and video, showing off his contraband iPhone he somehow got in prison to operate his Facebook page.

In another, an inmate asks Peoples how much money has collected while in prison. Peoples responds, ‘I’m a thousand, definitely a thousand.’

Other inmates show pictures of large amounts of cash as well.

One picture shows an inmate showing off $200 while in prison and another shares the photo on his Facebook wall.

Other Facebook videos show inmates watching TV, singing and rapping.

A convicted burglar Martez Wright posted videos of his exploits while in jail in Memphis.

He is seen showing off what he claims is marijuana and then shows off various junk food and snacks he and his fellow inmates have managed to hoard .

The Department of Correction says every correctional facility struggles with contraband.

Some of the prisoners who have made postings online are now being investigated, especially those who are seen to be flaunting drugs.

The Tennessee Department of Corrections says 70 inmates at 14 prisons across the state have been disciplined and their offending Facebook pictures have now been removed.