Goods made by inmates at Puzhal jail will be sold on an online portal.
What’s it about? A phone app is in development where people can purchase goods made by Puzhal jail inmates. A pilot project was termed a success. Products from other jail units will be introduced in phases.
- Possibly called “Freedom”, the app will have photographs and could be released in a month. Officials are in discussions with payment portals and online firms.
- The inmates make clothes, shoes, bags, and tags. They’re also involved in bookbinding. Currently, the shoes are only sold to uniformed services.
A new facility: At the Puzhal and Trichy prisons, an intercom facility has been introduced for inmates to speak to their families in the visitors’ rooms. The idea came from DGP Pujari, who visited another prison and found the interview room chaotic and noisy.