MEDAN, Waspada.co.id – Residents of Correctional Facilitation (WBP) at the Tanjung Gusta Detention Center (Rutan) Medan managed to produce hundreds of sandals with various types and motifs.
Head of the Tanjung Gusta Detention Center (Karutan) Medan Nimrot Sihotang, explained that until now as many as 75 people have been trained independently and and have expertise in various skills. Nimrot is optimistic that every each prisoner with various skills will continue grow.
“We are here to empower them to assisted residents, around 75 people who already have various skills. We independently train this not working with anyone. Not just a sandals, but there are miniatures, flower vases, bonsai, clothes, and handicrafts. For sandals, currently there are hotels that have ordered and the sandals are being made by WBP,” said Nimrot, Tuesday (14/2).
Sandals that produce by prisoners are also sold using online application. Nimrot said, they were selling sandals made by the hands of prisoners with the low price under the market price. According to them, the most important thing is the products that produce by the prisoners can compete in the market.
“There are several sandals that have been saled online. The sandals are sold for IDR 35. We aim to let it be known first that they can produce something worth. One of the hotel in Rantau Parapat already ordered 1 bal of sandals, that is containing around 350 pairs,” he said.
Nimrot further explained that all the modals for producing and training the prisoners for making the sandals in Medan Detention Center was the result of the cooperative in the Detention Center.
“This is not financed by our budget. This was taken from the detention center cooperative, this prison employee cooperative, is a form of our collaboration as the employees, where the modal is a from a half of our officer’s salary,” he said.
“Not only sandals that have been sold online, there are clothes, flower vases, handicrafts, and miniatures, this will continue to increase if there’s more and more people collaborate,” he added.
In the same place, Rizal, one of the prisoners, said that by making sandals in detention center, he not only gained the new skills, but he also made a profit from the sale of each sandals that was marketed outside by the Medan Detention Center.
“I am a drug case, I have been sentenced here for 2 years. Instead of having nothing to do, it’s better to study here to make sandals. There are advantages to be able to be good at this, if there is sustenance later it will come out, try to make it outside and just sell it online,” he concluded. (wol/yuv/d1)