“REINSERTA” products made by Mexican inmates
The secretary of Penitentiary System of the Federal District registered the trademark “Reinserta” to identify different products made in the local prisons. Already approximately 19,000 liters of paint that was produced by the inmates of the Eastern Male Detention Centre (Reclusorio Preventivo Varonil Oriente) have been sold.
The owner of the trademark registry “Reinserta” is the secretary of Penitentiary System of the Federal District. It was created in order to be able to perform a self-sustaining income-generating activity to be used to achieve greater job training and employment opportunities for inmates in the prisons.
Regarding the production of the paint, the prison authorities said it is made in the Eastern Male Detention Centre. There are 10 inmates working in the plant who were previously trained for the operation of the corresponding equipment and machines. Inmates who participate in this project receive a salary they use to meet their personal basic needs and also to help their families. This production facility has the capacity to produce 300 liters of paint per day.