The Prisons Department of Kerala pays fair wages to prison inmates who are engaged in Prison industry (carpentry, blacksmithy, tailoring, weaving, printing, binding, soap making, agricultural activities etc.).

The inmates of prisons are allotted work after taking into consideration their social background, educational qualification, physical ability and previous work experience, etc.

The daily wages range from Rs.63/- to Rs.170/- for normal task for one day

Extra wages are being given for extra tasks at various rates (Rs.230/- per day including extra wages for extra tasks )