NY: Prisoners to staff DMV call cente...

NY: Prisoners to staff DMV call center at Greene

There are 3 comments on the The Real Cost of Prisons Weblog story from Jan 13, 2012, titled NY: Prisoners to staff DMV call center at Greene. In it, The Real Cost of Prisons Weblog reports that:

Participating offenders are paid standard hourly correctional industry wages that range from 46 cents to $1.14 per hour based on experience level and title." COXSACKIE, N.Y. - Convicts at the Greene Correctional Facility, a medium security prison in Coxsackie, are now taking calls for New York State Department of Motor Vehicles in a call center ... (more)

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Evette Ross

United States

#1 Jan 14, 2012
Hi my sister is currently in Bedford Hills Corr. Facility, are they also doing the same program?
Deann

West Babylon, NY

#2 Apr 7, 2012
This is nothing new. Inmates have been staffing the NYS DMV caller information line for decades. They used to have the call centers at Bayview Correctional Facility (women) in NYC and a NYS Correctional Facility for men in Staten Island. They moved the call centers now to Maximum facilities because the inmates are there longer so they'll work longer --- in other words, they'll save on training since you'll have inmates working there for years as opposed to a year or two
Deann

West Babylon, NY

#3 Apr 7, 2012
Evette Ross wrote:
Hi my sister is currently in Bedford Hills Corr. Facility, are they also doing the same program?
I heard they are putting it in Beford for the women, too.

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