Does Banning Texas Prisoners From Social Media Violate Free Speech?
Texas prisoners will now be punished for having social media accounts, which some say violates their freedom of speech.By Ben Lawson | April 14, 2016
Prison inmates in Texas will no longer be allowed to maintain social media accounts.
In the past, inmates would send letters to individuals outside the prison to post on social media on their behalf. Most of the posts were things like diary entries, autobiographies or poetry.
But the Texas Department of Criminal Justice says some inmates have used social media to harass victims, continue criminal activity or profit from the notoriety of their crimes.