In a novel experiment, Hyderabad’s Cherlapally Central Jail is all set to become the only prison in the country to have a BPO unit in its premises.
The BPO would be manned by educated convicts serving out their terms. Prison authorities clicked on this public-private partnership with global IT firm Radiant Info Systems Ltd.
Jail officials said that after the BPO is set up, the “interest level and aptitude” of the inmates will be considered before involving them in this ambitious project. Officials explained that those shortlisted would first be trained by experts and later absorbed by the BPO company.
C N Gopinatha Reddy, director general of prisons, Andhra Pradesh said that as many as 200-250 inmates could be engaged in the BPO unit and they will be shortlisted from inmates that are matriculates and graduates.