Thursday, January 13, 2011

They Deceive Prisoners and Film Them Without Consent

36 former prisoners of Cornell (which is in the process of being acquired by the GEO Group) have sued the company over a promotional DVD that was made without their consent. While in a halfway house, the prisoners were subjected to filming which they weren't too fond of, even at the time. However, they were repeatedly assured the footage would only be used for purposes of their cases, such as allowing a judge to see their progress.

Of course however the greed of the industry compelled Cornell to turn the footage into a promotional film / fundraising vehicle. The film was shown to companies and local officials where Cornell was attempting to get contracts.

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