Robert Collins began his work as a corrections officer at the Patuxent Institution in 2007. He took a leave of absence in April 2010 and then decided he wanted his old job back later that year.
According to Collins, the re-certification process included a 2010 November interview where an investigator asked for among other things some private information regarding his use of social media.
"He began to ask me which social networks I had accounts and logins, and passwords. Personal information for this stuff," stated Collins.
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The information he was asked to give, he says, was bothersome because he felt his privacy and that of his Facebook friends was being invaded.
"To go this distance, it's too much and then it's illegal," stated Collins.
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