Tuesday, January 18, 2005
You Heard It Here First
According to this article in The Atlanta Constitution-Fishwrap, prisoners in Georgia may soon be working for any company that wants to set up operations at a prison. (Look for Enron to open a number of prison-based branch offices once this concept shows up in the Federal system.)
After the prisoners have paid deductions for Federal tax, state tax, SSI, Medicare, restitution, and child support, they may retain up to 20% of what they earn, which will presumably be paid out in cartons of cigarettes. So, just remember: Don't do the crime if you can't do below minimum wage factory work!