Becoming Green, which took on prisoners for 'work experience', says dismissals 'part of normal call centre environment'
A business is bussing in inmates from an open prison 21 miles away and paying them only £3 a day to work in its call centre.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) confirmed that dozens of prisoners from Prescoed prison in Monmouthshire, south Wales, had done "work experience" for at least two months at a rate of 40p an hour in the private company's telephone sales division in Cardiff.
People working in the prisons sector described the scheme as "disgusting" and a "worrying development".
After establishing an arrangement with minimum-security HMP Prescoed late last year, roofing and environmental refitting company Becoming Green has taken on 23 prisoners. Currently, 12 are being paid 6% of the minimum wage.
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COMMENT: The MOJ must think 40p an hour will help prisoners as part of their resettlement upon release... 5 hours work wouldn't even buy them a pint of milk and a loaf of bread. Modern day slavery at its best!