Dial-a-cell: Dutch mull prison call centres

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  1. Smokey

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    The Dutch Justice Ministry is planning to set up call centres in prisons, it said on Friday.

    "In the Dutch prison system it is normal for prisoners to work part of the day," a government spokesman said, adding the ministry was in talks with a commercial call centre company.

    The WGCC Dutch call centre association has reacted angrily however, warning the plan is unworkable and insults the professionalism of call centre agents.

    "We advise our members and companies not to offer any services via prisoners," WGCC spokesman Herman Nieuwenhuis told De Telegraaf newspaper.

    Using prisoners to sell theft or contents insurance would be a particularly bad idea, he added.


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    I really don't see the problem.
    What difference would it make in (lack of:p ) quality, anyway? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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    IMO it's a great idea!:D

    A prisoner is:

    1) very, very cheap!*puppy*
    2) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year available for the job!:cool:
     
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    I think it's an idea verging on Genious...but why stop there...instead of Prisoners sitting around all day watching TV or playing Pool etc., at our expense....why not let them out on day-release as Bank-tellers or Vault Guards....or as Baby-sitters, just drop your kids off at the Pokey whilst you go off to work, cutting out the expensive Day-nurseries, it would be possible to leave them there for weeks in Total Security.......or what about House-sitting while your away on Holiday, one Prisoner, two Guards, you'd never get Burgled......the possibilities are endless......:D :D


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    This idea is REALLY GOOD!!!!!:D :D :D
     
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