Tags The Prisoners Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) of the National Lawyers Guild
Tag: The Prisoners Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) of the National Lawyers Guild
Resistance builds against social media ban in Texas prisons
When Texas correctional officials earlier this month saw an article by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson online that said they had gassed him and ransacked his cell in December, they punished him – again. In April, Texas became the latest to join a trend of states banning people in prisons, who do not have access to the internet, from having a social media account, saying it could be a threat to security. Civil rights leaders have blasted the decision and maintain that it is a violation of the First Amendment.