Prisoners’ Laterite Stone
Viyyur Central Jail in Thrissur has the credibility of engaging prisoners in various vocations for the benefit of prisoners. First of the attempt was vegetable farming. Food items like chapathi followed. Now the prison has started cut-making laterite stone through its inmates from its vast compound. Stones are cut using cutting machine known as Power Filler. One machine’s output is around 400 stones a day.
In the open market the price is about rupees 30 to 35 per stone. Prisoners’ stone would be made available at rupees 12. Out of this prisoners will get rupees 4. Government institutions are given first preference in sale.