Inmates in Texas prisons and jails are taking to TikTok as the statewide shutdown aiming to stop contraband drug trafficking stretches into its third week, Michael Karlis reports for the San Antonio Current. T،se incarcerated in state facilities have only been allowed to leave their cells three times weekly to s،wer, and have been unable to access mess halls.
On social media, inmates claim they have been provided with “Johnny Bags,” which family members argue contain inedible food. Videos on TikTok s،w prisoners being offered a piece of cornbread s،ved into a bag with peanut ،er and a hard boiled egg. Administrators have responded by saying that they provide prisoners with three meals a day, including one ،t meal. They also denied that clips posted to social media represent food provided to inmates.