Buimo Correctional Services (CS) now has a tailoring shop inside its campus in Lae.
The shop was funded by Correctional Services through its social services department.
Northern Regional commander Felix Namane said the shop is one of the CS business arm and will become most useful Avenue to train inmates on running tailoring services in their communities whenever they are discharged to go out.
The tailoring shop was officially opened yesterday.
The shop cost CS K300, 000. 00 to building the shop in two years.
Uniforms for Inmates, remands, CS officers and general clothing will be tailored inside the newly launched shop.
Five female inmates will be working along with CS officers to operate the shop.
One of the inmates who didn’t want to be named said it was a great news for the prisoners as they will be taught on how to run such services in a small way in their respective areas when they are discharged.
She said fashion has changed and latest generation have demonstrated the demand for tailoring stylish clothes thus this will be an avenue for her including others to learn tailoring and other services to go apply practically they learn inside the campus.
She thanked CS for the support behind this initiative and urged government to utilise prison centres to change communities.