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Building a 'normalised' environment for correctional faciltiies

Recidivism, the act of reoffending after release from prison, is a significant concern for society. One approach to reduce recidivism is to create a normalised environment in correctional facilities. This includes providing prisoners with the necessary skills and behaviors to function effectively in society, improving their mental health through access to mental health services, and reducing the overall cost of incarceration.

Treating prisoners in a normalised environment reduces the likelihood of reoffending by helping them adjust to life outside of prison and learn essential skills. It also improves prisoners' mental health by providing access to mental health services, leading to better decision-making and behavior, and thus break the cycle of crime and punishment. Furthermore, it can reduce the cost of incarceration by housing prisoners in less expensive facilities that resemble life outside of prison, presenting cost-saving opportunities.



Benefits of choosing Wallgate products

Wallgate is a leading provider of solid surface sanitaryware products that are designed to meet the unique needs of correctional facilities. Their products are made from high-quality materials that are durable, hygienic, and easy to clean, making them an ideal choice for use in correctional environments.

The use of Wallgate solid surface sanitaryware products can play a significant role in normalising a prison environment in several ways:

  1. Creates a familiar environment. Wallgate solid surface sanitaryware products can help to create a more comfortable and familiar environment for prisoners. By using products that are similar to those found in the outside world, prisoners can feel more at ease and less isolated. 
  2. Promotes hygiene and cleanliness. These products are designed to be easy to clean and maintain, reducing the risk of disease and infection. This is particularly important in a prison environment where the risk of infection is high due to the close quarters and shared facilities.
  3. Promotes safety and security. These products are made from high-quality materials that are resistant to damage and vandalism, reducing the risk of prisoners using them to cause harm to themselves or others.
  4. Reduces maintenance and repair costs. These products are designed to be durable and long-lasting, reducing the need for frequent repairs and replacements. This can save time and money, allowing prison staff to focus on other important tasks.



Wallgate is the market leader and specialist in the design and manufacture of robust, innovative and efficient washrooms and sanitaryware solutions, ideal for the health, mental health, dementia and corrections sector.

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