"Justice OIG: Prison E-Waste Recycling Endangered Inmates, Staff"

"The U.S. federal prison industry that recycled computers and other electronics violated health, safety and environmental laws, according to a scathing report by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General released Thursday.

The multi-year investigation into the health, safety, and environmental compliance practices of e-waste recycling conducted by Federal Prison Industries, known by its trade name UNICOR, found "numerous instances of staff misconduct and performance failures."

Misconduct included endangering staff and inmates, dishonesty, theft and dereliction of duty. "

Environment News Service had the story October 22, 2010.

Source: ENS, 10/25/2010