Czechia - Firms employ more prisoners - September 30, 2019

Companies are increasingly interested in employing prisoners. According to data from the country’s prisons authority, around 44% of the total prison population have jobs. In 2000 the percentage was around 33, hence a considerable growth occurred. The majority of prisoners work in manual jobs where they can pick up working habits. Employers are most interested in prisoners who are allowed to work outside their place of incarceration.

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