Alex Murdaugh loses phone privileges after call for documentary, records show

Convicted assassin Alex Murdaugh misplaced his jail telephone and canteen privileges after he broke guidelines about telephone calls, partly for a documentary, based on information and the South Carolina Division of Corrections.

He learn his journal entries on a telephone name together with his lawyer, Jim Griffin, which Griffin recorded and supplied to the media, which is towards the principles, the Corrections Division mentioned in a press release.

“The division believes that victims of crime shouldn’t need to see or hear the one who victimized them or their member of the family on the information. Inmates lose the privilege of talking to the information media once they enter SCDC,” the assertion mentioned.

Murdaugh, a former legal professional, was convicted in March of killing his spouse and grownup son in 2021 and was sentenced to life in jail with out the potential of parole.

Murdaugh additionally used one other inmate’s PIN for a telephone name, the division mentioned, which additionally violated jail guidelines. He mentioned he was utilizing one other individual’s PIN as a result of his was not working, based on a Corrections Division incident report.

Murdaugh learn his journal entries to Griffin in a June 10 telephone name, based on a letter the Corrections Division despatched to Griffin.

The violations are administrative and are usually not crimes, the division mentioned. Murdaugh’s pill privileges had been additionally revoked.

A Corrections Division incident report says the recording was for a coming Fox Nation documentary, “The Fall of the Home of Murdaugh.”

The jail warden received a report from the Workplace of the Inspector Basic on Aug. 15 about experiences that Murdaugh had participated in an interview with Fox Nation, based on the incident report.

Griffin didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark despatched early Thursday. Fox Information Media additionally didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Prosecutors mentioned Murdaugh killed his spouse, Margaret, and their youthful son, Paul, 22, on June 7, 2021, to achieve pity and to distract from monetary crimes.

The case and trial had been broadly publicized. Murdaugh was from a well-connected authorized household in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

CORRECTION (Aug. 31, 2023, 5:04 a.m. ET): A earlier model of this text misstated the date of a telephone name between Murdaugh and Griffin. It was June 10, not July 10, based on information.