India gets its own BPO Shawshank Redemption

India is getting a BPO operation based in a prison.

Yes Hyderabad’s Cherlapally Central Jail is all set to become the only prison in the country to be a BPO.

IT firm Radiant Info Systems is working with authorities to turn hundreds of educated convicts into workers at in the BPO sector.

It reminds me of the film Shawshank Redemption when the inmates work and the prison head profits. It will only be a matter of time before the prison boss recieves nice pies cooked by Wipro, TCS, Infosys etc. You know, “have this nice pie in return for not bidding for that BPO contract.”

Mind you they might be able to get someone to run the company. Isn’t there a former head of a big Indian supplier doing porridge in Hyderabad?

He could turn Radiant into a top 5 Indian company from his cell.