Should Inmates Have Access to the Workshop?

 - Jul 25, 2009   Updated: Jul 11 2011
References: marcsteinmetz
German photographer Marc Steinmetz has captured a series of innovative prison escape instruments that were designed by some creative inmates who had access to the an in-house workshop.

Among others, these devices included a shiv (built from a crucifix), a shotgun (from iron bedposts, curtain tape and match heads), a rope ladder (mounted to an imitation chess set), and a hash pipe (disguised in an empty horseradish tube).

Implications - These prison finds demonstrate how new products can be made out of even the most unlikely accessories. Companies should be creative when it comes to design, and even shock viewers with incredible commodities. With contemporary society being saturated with a variety of products, companies that take risks and offer alternatives will attract a broad consumer base.