$8/hour to clean up hazardous waste from BP oil spill

Excerpt from the Alabama Press-Register:

More than 200 prisoners are among the people hired for work related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections. …

He said he placed an ad in the Press-Register several weeks ago, looking for oil relief help, and offered $8 to $10 per hour”

Perhaps near minimum wage was not enough to lure residents into a life-threatening situation.

Read more here: http://blog.al.com/live/2010/05/prisoners_hired_in_oil_relief.html

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