Kiran Bedi: How I remade one of India’s toughest prisons

Kiran Bedi, has been India’s first and highest (woman) ranking officer who joined the Indian Police Service in 1972. Her expertise includes more than 35 years of creative and reformative policing and prison management. Kiran Bedi managed and transformed one of the India’s toughest prisons and used a new focus on prevention and education to transform it into a center of learning and meditation.

She worked with the United Nations in New York as the Police Advisor to the Secretary General, in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations. She represented India in International forums on crime prevention, drug abuse, police and prison reforms and women’s issues.

During her duty as the Director General of Tihar Jail, she introduced Various meditations for the prisoners which had been a huge success and a case study for entire world, Osho has also been a big influence on our path to spirituality.

Kiran Bedi’s latest foray is to bring spiritualism to the police.

She shares her thoughts on crime and punishment from the stage at TEDWomen.

Kiran Bedi Official Website: www.kiranbedi.com


  • in india ,tamilnadu ,human souls are taken under earth ,under rocks ,even to several thousnds kilometers under rocks,taking old revenges ,vengenes ,conspirancies ,polatics and given different shapes .in sevrages and made like aliens .taking under earth and beating and burning .please save to every one,every molecules and request to bring all the souls ,creatures from under earth to on earth .and requests to request not to spoil souls and humans.please save from pains sufferings .please save

  • request you and to request– souls ,grand souls, microsouls or any molecules of human or any creatures should not be taken under earth or any hell for any punishment ,any kind of torturings ,sufferings .and requests, what ever punishment ,should be given on the earth only .requests you to come forward to make to bring back every souls every molecules of humans fron under earth and hell and save everyone good or bad

  • request and pray —every human every soul either good or bad ,angle or evil ,sinner,demon , god or devil every one want to live as a good humanbeing –please save

    instead of killing ,spoilings and destroing taking under earth . if some place far away from india is given every one can live .

  • oh yeah crime is a result of distortion of mind, yeah sure, its totally not a result of having to eat dogshit in the streets because you were born in a dumpster or into a lower class clan right?

    im sure all those street children in india steal bread because they have *distorted minds*

  • Beautiful woman, you have made such a difference to so many people’s lives. What an inspiration. I am a vipassana meditator myself and it is my dream to have regular meditation courses established in New Zealand prisons.

  • I am interested to know who those Indian friends are. Damn, your Indian friends are very ignorant about her it seems.

  • Women get extra help and support from everyone. Charity donations for a prison, sure if its a woman organising it. Also, females get treated gentler by everyone. So she doesn’t need to waste so much energy “being tough” and has more energy left over to get change made.

    Its anti-male sexism that holds men back from making change. A woman can change a system, but a system refuses to change for a man, and he gets rejected, thrown out, trampled, and has to create a new system elsewhere.

  • You can just feel the energy and the strength of that woman. Incidentally, I’m from Sri Lanka and I had the good fortune of meeting a previous inmate of a Sri Lankan prison who was reformed through the prison education system here. He explained how his knowledge improved dramatically and now he meditates daily and is a model citizen.

  • अपने मुह मिया मिट्ठु बनना …….

  • this is the real courage. dnt talk negative abt this video or this great woman. just try to do something like her. and u will know how hard it is. so talking can do any fellow but practical is wayyyy hard…..

  • Very good Kiron Bedi..u sadi u met criminals in prison..but how do you react to the innocents trapped in prison Kiron bedi?? What do you do to prevent this in INDIA?? Please let us know

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