How is that possible? Inmate takes selfies and posts them to Facebook while in jail transport van

Shane Holbrook has prompted controversy after taking three selfies while in custody and uploading them to Facebook.

The 27 year old is currently facing serious charges of robbery and malicious wounding after he shot a man at gunpoint in February 2016.

However, handcuffs didn't stop him from posting light-hearted selfies on social media which show him and a number of other prisoners travelling in a jail transport van and from the time stamps, he had access to the website for at least 20 minutes.

The jail van belonged to the Cabell County Courthouse and he was being transported to the state's Western Regional Jail with some other inmates. In one photo he captioned it: 'Go hard all day.'

In an interview inside the Western Regional Jail, inmate Holbrook tells WSAZ about how he managed to take selfies and post them to Facebook, all while in police custody.
We were just trying to have a good time in jail. We're already here, why be miserable?'
Phones are considered contrabands and aren't allowed in jail or in the van transporting offenders to jail.

When he was asked about how he had access to the contraband, he said the cell phone was 'within his reach'.
It just happened. It's just the way things work sometimes. Lightning strikes trees, comets fall to earth, a guy in jail gets a cell phone sometimes. That's just the way this works
The spokesperson for the jail released a statement that reads in part:
The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority requires pat-downs of all individuals when they enter its custody, as part of the agency’s zero tolerance policy against contraband. The incident in question remains under investigation. The device at issue was confiscated before the inmates entered the Western Regional Jail.
It is unclear if Holbrook will face additional charges for the selfie incident as it remains under investigation.

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