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Offline sunrayswench

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TDCJ inmates now prohibited from social media presence
« on: April 14, 2016, 12:03:12 pm »
Even when it's not them with the accounts. TDCJ recently updated the offender handbook to say that inmates are not permitted to have a social media presence even if that account or presence is maintained by someone in the free world. Stand by for a raft of litigation, particularly from those who assist DR inmates.....

More at: http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/ban-on-surrogate-social-media-for.html
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Re: TDCJ inmates now prohibited from social media presence
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 12:22:34 am »
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has obtained clarification of a sort from TDCJ lawyers on what will or will not be likely to get an inmate into trouble if someone in the free world is maintaining an online presence for that inmate.

Interestingly, the TDCJ policy appears to be focused on social media exclusively (Facebook, Twitter, etc), and the lawyers have suggested that personal websites, forums etc are not included in the TDCJ policy.

More details here: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/09/4-things-consider-when-running-social-media-campaigns-about-texas-inmates
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