CHENNAI: Minister for Law, Courts, Prisons, and Correctional Services S Regupathy stated on Friday that an online platform for ‘Prison Bazaar’ will be introduced after assessing demand and production capacity. After inaugurating a ‘Prison Bazaar’ at the prison headquarters in Egmore, he addressed the press. He also published the first issue of the department’s monthly magazine, Siragithazh, and a gym for department employees.
Regupathy stated, “Products from all of the state’s prisons are sold at the emporium. Here you can find’sungudi’ sarees from Madurai, leather items from Vellore, apparel from Coimbatore, edible items from Salem, and oils from Puzhal. They are all of the highest quality.”
There are currently at least 20 such stores in Tamil Nadu. All items sold here are manufactured by inmates from across the state. Amaresh Pujari, D.G.P./director of prisons and correctional services, stated that the products are subjected to stringent quality inspections.
The minister gave Pujari the first copy of Siragithazh. The magazine contains details and information regarding prison activities, as well as creative contributions from prisoners. In attendance were DIG of Prisons (headquarters) R Kanagaraj, DIG of Prisons (Chennai range) A Murugesan, and other department personnel.