After dishing out a variety of products, including cost-effective food items, and successfully venturing into organic farming and beauty parlour business to running a petrol pump, the inmates of the Poojappura
Central Prison here are making footwear.
As part of a series of welfare measures for the prisoners to bring them to the forefront of society, the Kerala Prisons and Correctional Services Department recently established a manual footwear manufacturing unit at the jail premises. The jail authorities released photos of inmates, in their conventional attire, engaged in chappal making and the colourful footwear they made.
“Each pair of slipper will be sold at Rs 80 and it will be marketed under the brand name-Freedom Walk,” Superintendent of the prison and correction home Nirmalanandan Nair said.