This medium security facility aims to provide a regime of purposeful activity in order to prepare prisoners for life after release and reduce their risk of re-offending.
With a capacity of more than 1,000 prisoners, the visits hall needed to safely accommodate a large number of visitors, and be simple to inspect and maintain. Keen to avoid creating a dark environment, the client selected a balanced color scheme which combined neutral grays with vibrant blue and green accents.
Heavily-weighted products from our innovative Ryno range occupy the majority of the space, with prisoners seated in the vibrant Lime Green chairs which helps staff to easily monitor the room.
The weighting of the Ryno products prevents visitors and prisoners from rearranging the furniture to get closer to one another – presenting a contraband-passing risk by making it more difficult for staff to effectively monitor the room.
Adjacent to the main hall, the incentivized “enhanced area” features Ohio Plus chairs in soft upholstery which are also heavily-weighted and reinforced.