Nabire, Jubi – Despite being in prison, the Nabire Class IIB prisoners were able to support their children and wives from behind bars.
“We from within can spare money for the family. This is because a lot of activities in prisons canmake money,” said Adrian, a resident toJubi, Monday (July 24).
Adrian said the people in the prison are like him, give them the opportunity to use the yard by planting vegetables, making handicrafts, and working in the workshop. The result is to be sold and turned out to support his family.
“The results are made for savings, for personal needs in prisons and we set aside for children’s wives at home. If the wifes comes,” he said.
Lina, a female prisoner, added that female assisted people also get the same opportunities as male guardians.
“We make yellow rice, snacks such as fried foods. Later we sell them to friends during break time. But also to the officers and outside community who would like to buy. Sometimes there are also orders from certain people,“ she said.
Yunita, a wife of the target villagers confessed that during her husband’s stay in prison she and herfamily could be endowed. Their father continue to give them money. “I know he has activities to work in vegetable garden or other work and the money is given to us at home,” she said.
Nabire chief prison, Yosep B. Yembisa explained that the program is one of the Prisoners Empowerment Movement (Gerdana) designed to eliminate the impression of imprisonment as a scary place.
“We want to train them so they can be independent after released. That is why they are need to be empowered,“ he explained.
The activities in Nabire Class IIB Prison that make money include the work of yard for planting various vegetables, various handicrafts such as making photo frames and cabinets from old newspapers, industrial workshops ie, desk chairs, cabinets, motor workshop and the production of brick pres, flower, tools to burn fish and a variety of other skills. (*)