How about private prisons in India?The condition of jails in India is too poor. There is dearth of fresh air and natural lights due to which VVIPs turned offenders find it hard to return to the country. Vijay Mallya's defense lawyers argued on this issue in a UK court, hearing his extradition case. It is true, that prisons are not maintained properly, maybe because only criminals stay there. Most of the prisons are overcrowded and funds are not given adequately for its maintenance.
I think it's high time for the government to act on this issue, because more of the likes of Vijay Mallya need to return to the country to face trial and the issue of poor and unhygienic conditions of Indian prisons will be highlighted in all of those extradition cases. It will be highlighted even by our own politicians facing trials, in different criminal cases. It's evident from previous criminal cases against ministers and high profile persons that there are different comfort levels in prisons for common man and VVIPs. How about private prisons like the ones in the Europe and the USA? It will be a good business opportunity too.