Karnataka government gave face masks to 15,000 prisoners and inmates in 8 Central jails are involved in manufacturing masks.
Bengaluru: Karnataka Government-issued Face Masks for Prisoners. Also, the prisoners made the face masks for themselves and the Police Department. And the prisoners sold 17,000 masks to the Home Department.
Karnataka prisons house a total of 15,000 prisoners and inmates in 8 central jails are involved in manufacturing these. They have sold the masks at Rs 6 per piece to the police as well as to the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewage Board. This is in addition to the masks being used by the inmates and prison staff.
The inmates manufacture 5,000 masks per day.
In line with the Supreme Court order, a decision to decongest prisons will be taken soon, said Megharikh.
Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that those who would be jailed hereafter would be isolated for 10 days before taking them with others in the prison, as a precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.