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January 11, 2013

Out of prison and onto Twitter

Are ex-convict alerts via social media public shaming or public service?
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A New York City police captain has released ex-convicts' personal information via Twitter to notify neighbourhood residents of their return. The Twitter account run by Captain Jeffrey Schiff of the 76th precinct in Brooklyn is raising legal and ethical questions of privacy for ex-convicts re-entering society.
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