Authorities are investigating whether a letter circulating online, apparently written by disgraced Cardinal George Pellto supporters breaks prison rules.
The letter, dated 1 August, was posted on Twitter by an account called “Cardinal George Pell Supporters” on Friday night.
A Victorian Department of Justice spokeswoman on Saturday said prisoners are not allowed to post on social media or use the internet. They are also not allowed to ask others to post on their behalf.
“[The department] will thoroughly investigate this social media activity,” the spokeswoman said. “Any prisoner found to be contravening prison regulations faces disciplinary action.”
The spokeswoman would not confirm if the letter was written by Pell.