Scientologists Are "Rehabilitating" Inmates Inside a Miami-Dade Prison - 2018-12-19
The Church of Scientology was founded by a science-fiction writer. The group allegedly collects intel on its members and critics, and forces workers into indentured servitude. In addition to attracting Hollywood celebrities, the Clearwater-based church also has a habit of buying tons of expensive real estate, including a new Miami headquarters, which opened in 2017 and received praise from former Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado.
Now the church is recruiting inside one of Miami-Dade's main prisons. According to news releases and online documents Jacksonville's Florida Times-Union flagged yesterday, Scientology is running an inmate "rehabilitation" program called Criminon inside Everglades Correctional Institution in Southwest Miami-Dade. Criminon is a mail-based so-called rehab program based on the teachings of sci-fi writer and leader L. Ron Hubbard.