Anyone see this?
Grr. And of course, the US has 25% of the world's prison population with only 4% of its income, so it's a booming market. Gotta hand it to wars on nouns.
I am utterly unconcerned about a prisoner acting as a call center employee taking my programming job. However, if the government ever makes it illegal to watch the SciFi channel, then I'll start worrying.
Law & Order did a show where a serial rapist got a job in one of these call centers - he hacked the database, got the caller's personal information, and started stalking her when he got out of prison.
Philo...I'm scared to ask, but "Crunchy Frog Law" ???
That was actually based on a true story. I read about that someplace.
Philo's Crunchy Frog Law (PCFL ?)
Philo's Crunchy Frog Law:
India turned down my application to emigrate, but this seems like just the ticket and no dysentary! Who do I gotta kill to get this job?
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"The prisoners work 40-hour weeks in rows of nondescript cubicles."
I wonder if thousands of indian programmers are complaining about how they'll lose their jobs to american prison workers...
the sad thing is this creates a conflict of interest between the state - release trained staff who've fully completed their sentence = potential loss in revenue .. it's open to a huge amouint of corruption
Slightly off topic, that episode of Monty Python was on Paramount Comedy Channel last night - at least in the UK. Also featured in the Wizzo Chocolate Assortment was Cherry Fondue ("...very nasty but we actually get you for that...") , the Rams Bladder Cup, the Anthrax Whirl and the Spring Surprise ("...pop it in your mouth and two bolts spring out and piece both cheeks...").
a cynic writes...
...and back on topic - the whole prison call centre thing was on an episode of CSI.
a cynic writes...
I read the sketch. It was really good.
The problem with prison labor is that it artificially deflates wages.
The real Entrepreneur
This brings to mind the scene in Shawshank Redemption when the corrupt warden accepts a bribe from a local businessman to refrain from bidding on a project. You have to love the government. First they tax you, then they use your tax dollars to "compete" for your job. BTW, where's the AFL-CIO on this issue? Why aren't they raising hell demanding that these prisoners be paid a living wage?
And now for something completely different... the larch.
>> "India turned down my application to emigrate, but this seems like just the ticket and no dysentary! Who do I gotta kill to get this job?"
As an Oregon resident, my tax dollars are subsidizing this competitor too. I'm generally against prison labor competing against the free market, but I might be more inclined to accept it if the business subsidized the Oregon state prison system. The only other upside is that I'd rather see a ex-felon hit the streets with 3+ years experience behind a desk than 3+ years walking the prison yard.
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