AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has decided to allow correctional officers to be Facebook friends with inmates as long as they are only friends.
TDCJ officials say there is no practical way to monitor the Facebook accounts of 40,000 employees and 154,000 inmates.
The question came up after a prison sergeant 'friended' an inmate and was fired for it. It turns out, the two went to high school together, and the sergeant didn't know his former classmate was in prison (Read more
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