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Oklahoma Prisoner Downloads Child Porn While Working From Prison

10:20 AM EDT on March 31, 2022

Oklahoma call center supervisor and IT manager Corey Fore was recently caught uploading and downloading child pornography while on the job, directly from his work computer. Despite admitting to investigators what he had been up to, Mr. Fore was not arrested. The reason might surprise you: Corey Fore was not arrested because he was already in prison, serving eight life sentences for child sex offenses.

The details of Fore's previous felonies, including child sex abuse, lewd molestation, and exchanging child pornography while working for Ardmore City Schools are gut-wrenching and no laughing matter. Despite this, somebody, somewhere, thought it would be a good idea to give him unsupervised access to a computer for eight hours a day.

According to a report from OKCFox.com, supervisors at the James Crabtree Correctional Center allowed Fore to obtain a job through Oklahoma Correctional Industries, a program managed by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Court documents reveal Fore's job was working as an IT manager for a telemarketing call center for Case Energy Partners. FOX 25 obtained the emails that show how he was given full admin privileges on the computer, with Case Energy and his supervisors agreeing to grant access without question.

According to OCI's website, the program is a "self-supporting entity that employs offenders that lack marketable job skills." What? Serving eight consecutive life sentences for child sex crimes isn't a marketable skill? OCI averages an employment base of 1,200 offenders, which allows them the ability to "offer customers quality products at a reasonable price and results in significant overall tax savings to the general public."

If this were an old-timey prison movie, here's where you would expect a short clip of guys in striped pajamas hammering on license plates or maybe members of a chain gang picking up roadside litter. Instead, Fore was working as an IT manager for Case Energy Partners, a Texas-based oil and gas investment company that hires inmates as telemarketers through the OCI program.

Despite supervising twelve other employees, Fore found enough free time during the day to create new email and Instagram accounts ("daddysgirl69@myself.com" and @daddys_girl_4_69") and use them to distribute child pornography. After being contacted by Instagram, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force traced the offending content back to the computer Fore was literally using inside the James Crabtree Correctional Center. Investigators determined that Fore had administrative rights on the machine he was using, which is pretty amazing seeing how I have to open a ticket with The Lost Ogle's helpdesk every time Adobe Acrobat needs updating.

Oklahoma Correctional Industries, which as of 2020 had call centers operating in six Oklahoma state prisons, claims they are giving inmates marketable skills that can be used once they are released from incarceration. This logic doesn't seem to apply to Corey Fore, a man serving multiple life sentences and was just caught practicing the same skill that landed him in prison.

If you're wondering why the Department of Corrections allows this arrangement, it might be because they keep approximately 80% of each prisoners' income. While companies hiring inmates through the Oklahoma Correctional Industries program typically pay minimum wage ($7.25/hour), inmates only receive a small portion of that -- about $1.45/hour.

After taxes, it would take the average inmate about a week to make enough to have Door Dash deliver a large Boz pizza from Hideaway Pizza, complete with fried mushrooms and a cold beer. I actually have no idea if Door Dash delivers to prisons, but five minutes ago I didn't know prisoners convicted of swapping child pornography could use a computer in prison to keep swapping child pornography, so anything's possible.

As for Corey Fore, he has been charged with an additional three felonies. If convicted, any sentencing he receives will be added to the eight life sentences he is currently serving. Perhaps Fore's most impressive achievement is, somehow, he managed to tarnish the reputation of telemarketers.

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