The Sentinel reports on a brand with a difference. BIG HOUSE PRODUCTS is the brand used for goods made by inmates of Pennsylvania penal institutions. The prisoners make clothing (including the clothing made by the inmates), wooden street furniture, storage items and cleansing products, including clear soap to avoid weapons being hidden in it. The brand generally does not undercut the prices of local businesses, despite the availability of cheap labour.

The IPKat says, this is a mark that can’t be tarnished by its use in an unsavoury context.
PRISON BRAND BOOMS PRISON BRAND BOOMS Reviewed by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 Rating: 5


  1. I've heard of captive markets, but this is the first time I've ever heard of a captive supplier ...

  2. "The prisoners make clothing (including the clothing made by the inmates)". Do the prisoners also make the clothing not made by the inmates? My head hurts.


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