by: Lucas Nolan

According to a recent report, prisoners in the United States are finding success posting to the popular Chinese social media app TikTok detailing their lives inside the U.S. prison system. Prisoners access the app using smartphones smuggled into jail.

Wired reports that prisoners in the United States have begun posting to the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, with many detailing their day to day lives inside the prison. One prisoner, Kevin Smith, saw one of his videos go viral on the platform, it featured Smith explaining how he uses an electrical wire from a light fixture and a metal bucket to heat water.