Bloomberg campaign stops using third-party NJ company that hired prison workers
Michael Bloomberg’s campaign, through a New Jersey-based third-party vendor, contracted Oklahoma prisoners to make calls on the presidential candidate's behalf, The Intercept reported on Tuesday.
Vineland-based telemarketing service ProCom runs call centers in New Jersey and Oklahoma. Two of the Oklahoma call centers are based out of prisons.
ProCom was a subcontractor for one of the Bloomberg campaign’s vendors. The campaign has since ended its relationship with both companies, it said in a statement.
“Earlier today, a news outlet reported that prison workers were being used by a subcontractor to make telephone calls on behalf of my campaign,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “We do not support this practice and we are making sure our vendors more properly vet their subcontractors moving forward.”