Alex Murdaugh, in prison for the premeditated murders of his wife and son, lost his prison phone and canteen privileges after he broke rules about phone calls by having his attorney give the media recorded entries from his journal. He had a shirtless selfie leaked (in July) against prison regulations; he has been in prison less than six months and is serving two consecutive life sentences.
“He read his journal entries on a phone call with his lawyer, Jim Griffin, which Griffin recorded and provided to the media, which is against the rules, the Corrections Department said in a statement.“
“The department believes that victims of crime should not have to see or hear the person who victimized them or their family member on the news. Inmates lose the privilege of speaking to the news media when they enter SCDC,” the statement said.
According to NBC, Murdaugh also used another inmate’s PIN for a phone call, the department said, which also violated prison rules. He said he was using another person’s PIN because his was not working, according to a Corrections Department incident report. In addition, Murdaugh’s tablet privileges were also revoked.
The Daily Beast reports: The ex-lawyer is serving two consecutive life sentences after being found guilty in March of the June 2021 murders of his wife Maggie and younger son Paul. Murdaugh has repeatedly denied his involvement in the killings. He is expected to plead guilty in federal court to charges stemming from financial crimes late next month, according to court records. He is also currently awaiting trial on more than 100 other charges in state court, including several related to a staged suicide attempt.