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Incarcerated Savannah gang leader's Facebook page shut down


A WTOC Investigation appears to have delivered results. 

Sunday night, our special report, Locked Up and Online, looked into inmates with connections to the outside world through social media. We discovered notorious convicted Savannah gang leader and accused drug dealer Ricky Jivens' had a personal Facebook page.

The discovery surprised law enforcement, including Chief Willie Lovett, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department. Jivens is currently serving a life sentence in a maximum security prison in Kentucky.

On Tuesday, less than two days after our report aired, the page seems to have been shut down. The Federal Bureau of Prisons would not say if they reported the page but did tell WTOC it is their policy to report inmate pages to Facebook even if they are updated by a third party.

"While I can't discuss a particular case, I would reiterate that the BOP routinely notifies Facebook when it appears one of their pages violates their terms and conditions with respect to third party updates involving an inmate in our custody," Chris Burke, Public Affairs Specialist, Federal Bureau of Prisons told WTOC in a statement.  

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