Jail Industries– Jail Manufacturing is a very laudably concept which not only engages the prisoners in various activities but also earns wages for them. The wages are divided into 3 equal parts – 1/3 wages to prisoners, 1/3 share to the Govt. and 1/3 contribution towards Victim Compensation Fund. The Victim Compensation Fund is meant for payment to victims of crime. For instance a rape victim or next of the kin of a murdered person can be suitably compensated out of this fund. A meeting between the compensated victim and the convict can go a long way in making lives of both more comfortable. The convict would have displayed his repentance and the victim his forgiveness. Some money under Victim Compensation Fund is available in District Jail Jammu. An effort is underway to identify victims in distress, so that they could be given some relief out of this fund.
Once there is increase in production from the Jail Manufacturing, it would be necessary to have permanent sale outlets for the products. The products are supplied to all Jails as per requirement and to other Govt. Departments more reasonable rates. The is one outlet in District jail, Jammu where sale of manufactured goods is made.