Maximum Security Facility

Pineapple furniture was recently selected to transform visits areas at this maximum security facility into a safer, less daunting space. The previous furniture was no longer fit for purpose because chairs and tables had been damaged and had to be removed for safety reasons. The coffee tables were light enough to be picked up and thrown and chair cushions were presenting a concealment risk prompting new, safer and more robust furniture.

By understanding the previous issues and concerns, we were able to improve prisoner, staff and visitor safety with our Ryno® furniture range. The Ryno chairs were supplied in a consistent colour scheme to assist staff monitoring and were weighted to prevent throwing. The rotationally molded one-piece design improved safety because unlike a conventional chair, there are no legs to detach and weaponize, and the chair cannot be easily lifted from the floor. Safety throughout the rest of the prison is helped by the absence of concealment points which reduces contraband stashing. The chairs were coupled with white Cumulus coffee tables which also deter misuse courtesy of their heavy-duty powder coated steel base.

“The installation of Ryno chairs and tables in the visits complex has served to both improve safety and security whilst providing an uplifting and visually pleasing environment for visitors and prisoners.”