The company confirmed that since it started using prisoners, it had fired other workers. Former employees put the number at 17 since December. However, the firm said firings were part of the "normal call-centre environment" and it had hired other staff in a recent expansion.
Becoming Green said the category D prison had allowed the company to pay the prisoners just £3 a day for at least 40 working days, but added that they could keep them at that pay level for much longer if they wanted.
comment by Icaruss
Quote:Let me get this straight. Criminals, who were jailed for engaging in criminal activities (perhaps for crimes like identity theft or fraud?), were working in call center and probably handling private details? Nice one!