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Uruguay launches program for prisoner entrepreneurship: how does it work?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Starting January 1, 2022, the Uruguayan government intends to implement a program to encourage entrepreneurship within prisons. Inmates would contribute to the social security system as if they were self-employed and would receive a salary for products or services sold.

According to the National Rehabilitation Institute (INR), in 2020 one third of inmates performed some type of labor activity at least once a month. And of this group, half consisted of non-specialized activities, including cleaning and maintenance of the prison facilities.

The program, to be called Plan de Dignidad Laboral para Personas Privadas de . . .

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