Occasionally you might hear or see a story about the work that inmates at correctional facilities do (e.g., order entry). Yesterday I learned that Federal Prison Industries, Inc. uses inmates to do document conversion. They do OCR, coding, indexing, digitizing, and electronic imaging. Evidently, this group (called UNICOR) has more than 30 years experience doing document conversion. There is a video on their web site, which talks about their document conversion work and shows one of the workrooms. You really should watch the video!
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