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EXCLUSIVE: Russell Street bomber Craig Minogue is tweeting voice messages from prison

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The Russell Street bomber has been tweeting his defence via voice messages from prison.

And Corrections Victoria did not know about it.

Neil Mitchell today revealed Craig Minogue created a Twitter account in late April and has since published 13 tweets.

Several of the tweets include links to audio of Minogue talking via a recorded phone call.

In the audio, Minogue claims he should have been released in 2016.

Click PLAY to hear an excerpt (3AW has chosen not to publish all the audio, nor link to the Twitter account)

The convicted killer encourages feedback and even suggests he might start a podcast.

Minogue, now 56, has been in jail for more than 30 years for the 1986 bombing, which killed one person and injured 22 others.

Neil Mitchell said the account needs to be shut down.

“The is a convicted prisoner using technology to fight for his release,” Neil Mitchell said.

“He’s trying to turn himself into a celebrity prisoner, and that should not be allowed.

“In my view this needs to be closed down quickly.

“I’m surprised Corrections Victoria did not know about it. The government will not be happy about this.”

Click PLAY above to hear more of Neil Mitchell’s comments

After learning of the Twitter account, Corrections Victoria said there was little they could do to stop Minogue’s diatribes.

“Victorian prisoners do not have access to the internet and cannot upload or publish information themselves,” they said in a statement t0 3AW.

“Prisoners do have the right to communicate with approved people, subject to requirements of the Corrections Act.

“If a member of the public chooses to publish this sort of material on the internet, that’s their business, but Corrections Victoria does not endorse or support it.

“Like the rest of the community, we would expect whoever is facilitating this activity outside prison to consider the effect that publishing this information has on victims of crime.”