The goal of imprisonment is reformation and reintegration within society. From the 50s, prisoners were not seen as individuals with rights and there was barely any focus on their well-being and health, let alone vocational guidance or life skills.
In 1993, when Kiran Bedi took over as Inspector General of Tihar Jail in Delhi and transformed it by introducing education, mediation, vocational training, medical aid, improved diet and living conditions. She won the Magsaysay Award in 1994. She established the India Vision Foundation in 1994 after she was conferred the award. The Foundation has various programmes for prisoners- both former and current- on rehabilitation and integration with society, as well as a programme that works with vulnerable children of incarcerated families. Suno India's Menaka Rao interviewed Dr Bedi during the Foundation’s 29th-year celebrations. Dr Bedi spoke about how she understands prison reforms, and how reform can actually help in crime control