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Prison Convicts Will Now Be Used As Garbage Collectors

Employment & JobsThe Minister of Government, Roxana Mendez and the Administrator of the Authority For Urban and Household Cleanliness, Enrique Ho Fernandez, signed a cooperation agreement today. This agreement will allow prison convicts to pay their sentences through community work as garbage collectors. Inmates must meet certain requirements to be allowed into the program. This agreement will also serve to educate the inmates on the proper handling of solid waste in the La Joya and Joyita prisons. The agreement contemplates the possibility that inmates who participate in the project, once they finish serving their sentences, might be hired by the AAUD. (Critica)

Editor's Comment: Reality on the ground - the AAUD is having problems recruiting and retaining garbage collectors. The pay sucks, the work sucks, and there are plenty of other jobs available. So now the government is literally dipping into the prisons to fill positions, to get the convicts to do the work that no one else will do.

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Prison Convicts Will Now Be Used As Garbage Collectors
Authored by: Ivan Perez on Tuesday, December 06 2011 @ 06:23 PM EST

Finally someone put on the thinking cap. Litteraly they knock two birds - jail birds - with one stone. If they work and save they´ll have something at the end.