Working With The Prison
We work closely with the Mount Prison in Hertfordshire who make all our boards. This brings new pride, skills and job discipline to the inmates.
We have a new dedicated, state of the art workshop inside The Mount Prison in Hertfordshire. Around 20 men are employed in the workshop Monday to Friday to keep up with the demand for our boards. The prisoners are directed by our talented workshop manager Steve who trains the inmates in new skills for woodwork and the self discipline of having a job to manage.
When things are running smoothly we turn orders around within 2 weeks from receiving an order but this can be affected by what happens in the day to day running of a prison, such as an unexpected security issue.
We contract the prison to make our boards at an agreed commercial rate and that income is used for the running of the prison. An inmate earns a statutory wage which gives him a sense of worth and reward.
RoughStuff are involved with Friends of the Mount Prison, a charity to encourage local community involvement.
We are also actively looking to expand what we do; creating new products and businesses with The Mount and other prisons.