That's wrong - TYC employees pay taxes just like everybody else and have every right to inform legislators of their job conditions and what's happening on the ground. Thanks to the TYC employee who forwarded this latest memo from TYC management to its employees:
Subject: Legislature Requests
Dear TYC Staff:
I know you are all overwhelmed with the attention on the agency right now and the many requests for information that you are receiving from both the media and the legislature. As always, but especially during this time, it is important that we provide timely and accurate information to legislators and their staff. Part of my responsibility is to provide this information to them. When you receive requests for information from legislators and their staff, please either politely refer them to my office or find out what information they are seeking and contact me so that I may provide it to them.
If you have any questions, please contact me at any time. Thank you for continuing to work so hard for our youth.
Chief of Staff
Texas Youth Commission