Telemarketing From Prisons On The Increase

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About a dozen states, including Oregon, Arizona, California, and Iowa, operate call centers in prisons, underscoring a push to employ inmates in telemarketing jobs that might otherwise go to low-wage countries such as India and the Philippines, reports USA Today. Arizona prisoners make business calls, as do inmates in Oklahoma. A call center for the motor vehicles department is run out of an all-female prison in Oregon. At least 2,000 inmates nationwide work in call centers . . .

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