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A new calling for jailed criminals - telemarketing
The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 28, 2009 | Joe Hildebrand

Posted on 09/28/2009 7:45:38 AM PDT by myknowledge

CONVICTED criminals are being employed as telemarketers to cold-call people as part of a radical new prison employment program.

But those called will have no idea they are talking to an inmate and the State Government will not say which organisations are using the convicts as part of a confidentiality deal.

The program is designed to prepare women prisoners from Windsor's low and medium-security Dillwynia Correctional Centre for life on the outside, training them for work and stopping them from reoffending.

However it is also being used as a low-cost way for companies to get cheap telemarketing work and for the Government to boost its coffers.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailytelegraph.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; jailbirds; prisoners; telemarketers
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To: myknowledge

It’s all a part of reducing the population by giving criminals your name and address so that they can come rob and kill you when they get out of jail.

There’s always an upside to madness, you know?


21 posted on 09/28/2009 11:10:17 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (2012 -- Sarah Palin for President, Michele Bachmann for VP, Liz Cheney for Sec of State!)
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