An Indian outsourcing firm is to run one of its data handling centres in a
local prison as part of a new public/private partnership.
Radiant Info Systems has come to a deal with the Indian state of Andhra
Pradesh to hire 200 inmates of a state jail to work on data entry, and the
processing and transmitting of information.
"The idea is to ensure a good future for the educated convicts after they
come out of jail," CN Gopinath Reddy, director general of prisons in Andhra
Pradesh, told the BBC.
"With their experience of working in the BPO [business process outsourcing]
in jail, any company will absorb them in future."