BANDUNG-Minister of Justice and Human Rights (Menkumham) RI Yasonna Laoly scheduled to inaugurate the industrial operations in 10 Penitentiary (Prison) in West Java on Saturday (04.02.17) this weekend. The inauguration will be held in prisons Class III Warung Kiara, Palabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi Regency.
The prison industry purposely built to support the empowerment activities of inmates in the 10 prisons. Industry covers the fields of animal husbandry and fattening, printing, garments or textiles, food processing, and there is also a training ground fishing industry.
West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) warmly welcomes this prison industries program. It will support the food security program in West Java began to focus on food security field of animal protein.
Of the 10 prisons that will host this industry, three of whom are livestock industry. The industry will manage up to 200 cows per prisons to be bred.
"There are three prisons held a fairly large farms, there are 150 to 200 cows per prisons. And this is for guidance," said Aher.
The livestock industry has the potential to become the food industry prisons. Because of the cattle industry will be processed into food such as meatballs and shredded.
West Java Head of Regional Office (Regional Office) Justice and Human Rights Ministry Susy Susilawati said that not all inmates can follow this industry, because there is a selection process in advance. When they had passed the selection and otherwise behave well then it can participate in the program.
"So the prisoners (inmates) that have been selected, then the process of assimilation - well behaved and so on. Then trained," said Susy after hearing about this issue with the Governor of West Java at Gedung Sate, Diponegoro Street No. 22, Bandung, on Thursday (03.02.17).
Further Susy, prison industries program aims to empower prisoners to have a certain expertise, according to the industry that they do. She gave an example of inmates who will work at a cattle feedlot will be trained to have expertise in cattle.
In addition, another goal is to get the non tax state income and inmates will get a reward in the form of premiums. As for the scope of the food of West Java, the prison industry is expected to be able to help the food security program.