SAN DIEGO -- Inmates at a Southern California prison are under investigation for taking part in a “mannequin challenge” video inside a prison dorm.
The one-minute video shows inmates in several frozen stances -- one in the bathroom, others fighting and one holding a prohibited cellphone.
It had been viewed more than 100,000 times on YouTube by Tuesday.
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Terry Thornton said one inmate has been transferred from a dorm setting to an individual cell as part of an ongoing investigation.
Thornton said the video was taken in November inside the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego.
A video recently surfaced showing inmates in an Alabama prison in various frozen positions.
The mannequin challenge started around Halloween with students at a Jacksonville high school, using the hashtag #MannequinChallenge.
Then other schools joined -- in their classrooms, lunchrooms, and pep rallies. Many are set to rap duo Rae Sremmurd’s song “Black Beatles.” The challenge soon became a viral sensation.