The Department of CoRrections was inspired by Orwell’s Ministry of Truth and the New York City Department of Correction. Despite your knowing smirks, it’s not a fetish thing. Shame on you.

In the book 1984, which many of you will have read, as well as administering “truth”, the ministry spreads a new language amongst the populace called Newspeak, in which, for example, “truth” is understood to mean statements like 2 + 2 = 5 when the situation warrants.