From Ohio comes the ultimate pot meet kettle moment:
GRAFTON, Ohio – The Lorain County Correctional Institution acknowledged Friday that pirated movies are being shown to prisoners there, even as inmates serve time for illegally downloading movies.
Richard Humphrey, 26, of North Ridgeville was sent to the Lorain County prison in February for a parole violation and remained there until May 6. According to posts on the sites torrentfreak.com and scrolldog.com, while he was a prisoner guards showed inmates “Ride Along” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” before they were released on DVD.
…A year earlier, he pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement in federal court for selling downloaded movies before their commercial release…
A spokesperson for Lorain County Correctional Institution Warden Kimberly Clipper said prison officials are aware that pirated movies are being shown to prisoners and the issue is being investigated. But she said she couldn’t comment further because the investigation is on-going.