Texas prisoners use items that have little to no value out in the free world for currency to pay for things or services while they are locked up.

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Don't ask me why, but I love prison content on YouTube. I find it very interesting to hear former inmates recount their stories of prison life, extortion, fights, etc.

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One thing I find fascinating is the way the prisoners use everyday items instead of money in prison to gamble, pay debts, buy services, and much more.

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