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piątek, listopada 11, 2005

Only in Poland: Hard Time Doing Hard Time

Only in Poland: Hard Time Doing Hard Time

Another Only in Poland Blogbyte

Poland’s prison authorities are appealing to business leaders to employ their inmates. The country’s prison system has some 60,000 inmates who do not have regular work, and it can hire them out for half the standard minimum wage. “If [employers] are not happy with their work, there’s no problem with firing them,” prison service general Andrzej Popiolek told the daily Gazeta Wyborcza this week, adding that most prisoners are conscientious workers.

Most of the ones [prisoners] let out to private companies are serving time for petty crime, such as defaulting on alimony. Only 26 percent of Poland’s prisoners have any type of employment, the lowest such rate in the European Union.

Source: News Warsaw Express

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