Rajat Gupta keen on reforming U.S. Criminal Justice System
Former head of McKinsey & Company Rajat Gupta, who spent 19 months in a U.S. jail on charges of insider trading, April 3 said he would like to work for reforms in the U.S. criminal justice and prison system. The management guru said through his experience, he saw the underbelly of the U.S. justice system and feels that much needs to be reformed in it. "There is lot of suffering, lot of unnecessary waste of human capital. There is lot of cruelty and lot of families are destroyed," said Gupta, speaking at the launch of his book, "Mind without Fear," at the Indian School of Business at Hyderabad in India. He said the U.S. had the largest number of incarcerated people in the world. "There are somewhere around 3 million people. If you count them and those who go through the incarceration system again and again and think about their families, it is more than 100 million people impacted by the criminal justice system. "While I never thought about it before I went through it myself, I have become committed to make a difference in whatever way I can to reforms in U.S. justice and U.S. prison system," he said. He said he was sent to solitary confinement for no reason.