I Said, No, No, No

They tried to make me go to rehab. I said, no, no, no. That tune is likely stuck in the heads of many former “patients” at The Cenikor Foundation, a nationally renowned drug rehab program. For years, the company has been sending its clients to work, sans pay, at large for-profit companies. “Cenikor’s success is built on a simple idea: that work helps people recover from addiction. All participants have to do is surrender their pay to cover the costs of the two-year program. But the constant work leaves little time for counseling or treatment, transforming the rehab into little more than a cheap and expendable labor pool for private companies.” From the excellent folks at Reveal: They worked in sweltering heat for Exxon, Shell and Walmart. They didn’t get paid a dime.

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