Crime is something that happens daily, even hourly, all over the world. No part of the world, or no human is completely immune to its’ effects, and with increasing crime rates the jails are filling up with prisoners to a point of being over-capacitated. Prisoners get arrested, go to jail, serve their time, and then (depending on their sentence) get released from jail. However, what happens next for those who get released, and have an arrest record they have to disclose during every possible employment option? All too often the prison system creates a revolving door, and inmates will do more than one stint in prison for one crime or another. Yet, what can be done to stop this revolving door in order to in correlation decrease the frequency of crime?
Coincide Technologies is working to stop the revolving door that prisons all over the world create by giving the inmates tangible skills. A lot of people go to prison and never figure out how to escape the grasp of being locked up and confined in the system. Coincide Technologies is working to stop this revolving door by setting up BPOs in the Tamil Nadu prisons.
Coincide Technologies intends to uplift the inmates, not only socially and economically, but also by setting up post release employment opportunities. They are working to help this group of society that is struggling to leave their past behind so that they can be a productive part of society, and are collaborating with the Tamil Nadu government who just passed the Prison Bazaar policy that will commercialize the jails, and allow for easier implementation of BPOs by Coincide Technologies.
Sudarshan Lodha of Coincide Technologies explains further, “Earlier the prison had a bakery unit that had a production capacity of 10,000 loaves of bread a day, but there were only 800 inmates so only 800 loaves of bread where made a day. Now the government thinks let’s make 10,000 loaves a day, and sell it to the public.”