Friday, 10 August 2012

Prisoners paid £15 a day to man phones in solar panel call centre, but union boss says move has cost jobs


Prisoners are being paid £15 a day to work in a call centre selling ‘green’ solar panels and home insulation to the public.

The inmates reportedly include a killer and a fraudster, and customers will have no idea they are talking to a serving prisoner.

The Ministry of Justice has struck a controversial deal to give the inmates work experience at the South Wales environmental roofing company Becoming Green.

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