Royal College of Art

First prison-launched record label

InHouse Records is the world's first fully functional record label to be launched in prison – created with and by prisoners. It is a label for change, wishing to see prisoners rehabilitated and employed with dignity and aspiration.

Since launching in September 2017, InHouse has expanded to four UK prisons and seen an increase in positive behaviour by 428%. Prisoners develop their skills in management, songwriting and musicianship, gaining experience of industry showcases and recording of music for radio play.

Former prisoners are now participating in industry work experience and returning to visit prison as role models to help other prisoners.

InHouse Records founder Judah Armani began working on the project while studying his Masters in Service Design at the Royal College of Art. He is continuing it with support from InnovationRCA, the RCA's centre for enterprise, entrepreneurship and incubation.