So, this happened:
“4. Offenders are prohibited from maintaining active social media accounts for the purposes of soliciting, updating, or engaging others, through a third party or otherwise.”
TDCJ has made it a punishable offense for anyone to maintain a social media account in the name of an inmate; Although they cannot punish the individual maintaining the account, they are more than happy to take it out on the prisoner.
I’m not sure how this will affect the blog, if at all. It is definitely not being run in Carlos Coy’s name, although I suppose some might argue that it’s being done on his behalf. I’m going to look into this a bit more, and I encourage you to do the same. If you have friends or family currently incarcerated, be careful. The updated Offender Handbook is available for download in English and Spanish here: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/info_families.html