21-year-old Kane Barratt from Stockport, near Manchester, has become the centre of a police inquiry after it was discovered that he updated his Facebook page from his cell in a Lancashire prison.
It is believed that Barratt was in possession of a mobile phone and was able to use it to update his page. Prison Services said: "Prisoners do not have access to mobile phones or the internet and cannot personally contribute to websites."
The updates to his Facebook included photos and detailed comments about his life behind bars. Facebook was contacted about the discrepancy.