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."
The outsourcing centre will handle banking information 24 hours a day using a shift system. Inmates will be paid US$2.20 a day, compared to US$0.33 cents a day for other work. source
And this is NO joke.
I would like to know if inmates are handling my banking information - even if I don't do much if any of online banking or transactions.
They say that if you pay peanuts you get monkeys, but here you get bandits.