Conviction Communications is a Low Cost
Oregon Based Call Center
We opened in January, 2010 with the vision of helping to provide businesses with an affordable telemarketing solution, while helping to give convicted felons a second chance at life. Since our doors opened we have witnessed life transformations in dozens of people. It is amazing the number of thank you cards we receive from former employees and satisfied clients. We hope that you are able to open your heart to these inmates and let them help contribute to your success as you contribute toward theirs. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call or e-mail us at any time.
We understand that some clients may have concerns about the security of potentially sensitive information when using an inmate labor force. However, we have in place multiple measures to ensure your company and client’s information remains safe in our call center. Steps we take to keep you and your customer’s data safe include:
- Our Inmate agents are not permitted to make calls to private citizens in their homes.
- Conviction Communications carefully reviews call center contracts to assure inmates do not have access to personal information. We do not accept work if there is any question about meeting all parties’ security concerns.
- All calls are recorded and actions are closely supervised by civilian staff.
Jail plans food garden maintained by inmate labor
The Calhoun County Jail in Texas plans to put inmates to work farming county land. The goal of this plan is to help reduce food cost, while teaching inmates valuable work skills. “A lot of people who come to jail have never done anything positive in their life,” Calhoun County Chief Deputy Matthew Wade said. “It teaches them self-worth.”
Towns, non-profits save $135,000 using inmate labor
Across New Jersey, requests for inmate labor from county jails is on the rise as cash-strapped towns look for ways to cut the cost of cleaning roads, maintaining parks and caring for buildings. Last year Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano Sr., estimated inmate labor saved towns and non-profit organizations in his jurisdictions about $135,500.
Inmate labor pays off for business, counties
For centuries, the United States has been putting its incarcerated to work. But now a handful of county correctional facilities are marketing their inmate labor as a competitive option for local businesses. At the same time, those facilities also are discovering that keeping inmates’ hands busy promotes a more peaceful prison, reduces the taxpayer burden and gives prisoners job opportunities after their release.
Inmate labor returns
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is reviving its inmate labor program to the excitement of business owners and city officials.
The states inmate labor program ran from 2006 until it was canceled in 2009. The cancelation was due to the state not being able to maintain a contract with Avalon Correctional Services, to house inmates in the work program. ”Owasso was the first city in the metropolitan area to benefit from the program. It saved us thousands of dollars,” said Owasso spokeswoman Chelsea Harkins
Cost, benefits and distributional consequences of inmate labor
Princeton College completed an in-depth study on the cost, benefits and distributional consequences of inmate labor in January, 2001. Through this study the college found permitting inmate labor would likely increase national output and reduce recidivism rates.
Inmates ease cost of community improvement
Outside the realm of white-collar crime, it’s hard to figure what criminals could have in common with the freshly painted, newly carpeted offices on floor two of the Eastland County Courthouse.
Yet, about this time last year, inmates were tearing down the offices’ walls, stripping paint, sheet-rocking, repainting, varnishing wood work, sanding, tearing up layers of old, ragged, carpet, re-carpeting and helping move boxes and furniture, among other tasks — their labor contributions ultimately saving the county about 50 percent on the partial renovation of its 1928 Art Deco-style building. Private contractors’ renovation quotes ranged from $40,000 to $70,000 when the cash-strapped commissioners court sought bids for the project a couple of years ago. The county ended up spending about $15,000 hiring its inmates for the jobs instead.
Douglas, prisoners benefit from inmate labor
A Douglas, Ariz. Prison has helped the state avoid $12.1 million in expenditures through the use of inmate labor. To qualify for the inmate labor program the Douglas prison requires inmates be within five years of being released and cannot have a criminal history that includes sex crimes or crimes of violence, such as manslaughter. They also cannot be subject to detainers from other agencies waiting to take custody once their sentence is up. And they need to be working toward a diploma if they don’t have one already.