Shank-Free Correctional Tools 

“SHANK-FREE” SAFETY ORANGE PRODUCT LINE

Briarwood Products offers a full line of high-quality plastic cleaning tools including the Backbone Dry Dust Frame and Clip-On Connectors. These products are 100% Metal-Free and ideal for use in Correctional Facilities. Included in the line are the Adjust-A-Turn Surface Cleaning Tools, Wet Mop Holders, Sweeping Equipment and Fiberglass Telescoping Extension Poles.  All products are made in the USA.

  • Designed to eliminate the potential for makeshift weapons from metal parts.
  • Fully interchangeable – if one should break, you do not have to buy a whole new system of cleaning tools.
  • Rugged 100% plastic construction- No Metal
  • Most units are bonded with adhesive to make a complete solid unit to prevent disassembly by inmates.
  • All bristles are fused onto the block to ensure a secure Metal Free bond
  • Will not conduct electricity.
  • Chemical resistant and prevents bacteria growth

Our parts are Jail-safe, Prison-safe, and Correctional-safe!

The Ultimate Shank-Free Cleaning Kit 

Complete kit designed to tackle all cleaning purposes.

This Kit Includes:

  • 6010 – Shank-Free Safety Orange Dust Pan
  • 6021-F – Shank-Free Safety Orange Easy Sweep Angled Broom
  • 6038C – Shank-Free Safety Orange Floor Scrubbing Brush
  • 6023 – Shank-Free Safety Orange Hand-Held Scrubbing Brush
  • 6025-36 – Shank-Free 5″ x 36″ Safety Orange Plastic Dust Mop Frame
  • 6044-PL56 – 56″ Plastic Flexible Handle with Medium Tip
  • 6042-PL56 – Shank-Free Plastic Flexible Handle with Short Tip
  • 6031E-PL56 – Shank-Free Plastic Clip-On Connector with Plastic Flexible Handle
  • 6052C-PL56 – Shank-Free Quick-Bite Wet Mop Holder with Plastic Flexible Handle
  • 6046-F56 – Shank-Free Black Fiberglass Handle with Long Tip
  • 6022-18 –  Shank-Free 18″ Push Broom
  • 6019 – Shank-Free Small Threaded Scrubbing Brush – NEW

The Ultimate Shank-Free Cleaning Kit is safe for all to use within Correctional Facilities.

Item #6000-SK

Shank-Free & Metal Free Push Broom 

We have released the New Shank-Free and Metal Free #6022-18, and #6022-24 Push Broom. It is made from a special rubbery plastic that eliminates the ability to be sharpened into a shank or shank holder. The new Shank-Free push broom is available in 18″ and 24″ lengths. (Please note: The Shank-Free and Metal Free Push Broom is to be used with either the #6042-PL56 or the #6042-F56 Handle.)

Key Features:

  • Metal Free and is made from a special rubbery plastic that eliminates the ability to be sharpened into a shank or shank holder.
  • Shank-Free push broom is available in 18″ and 24″ lengths.
  • Shank-Free Push Broom is to be used with either the #6042-PL56 or the #6042-F56 Handle.

Item #6022-18

Item #6022-24

Shank-Free & Metal Free 24″ Squeegee 

Briarwood Products has newly released the 24″ Shank-Free and Metal Free Squeegee. This squeegee is made from a special rubbery plastic that eliminates the ability to be sharpened into a shank or weapon. The rubber of the squeegee is secured with plastic screws.

Item #6024-24

Shank-Free & Metal Free Plunger 

We have just released our latest product – The Universal Shank-Free and Metal Free Plunger. This plunger’s handle is made from a special rubbery plastic that is unable to be sharpened into a weapon. Its beehive head is universal and can be used for any toilet.

Item #6061

Trash Receptacle 

40 gallon trash receptacle holds 200 Lbs.

Item #6005-TR

Shank-Free Backbone™ 

Key Features:

  • Flexible Rubbery Plastic – eliminates the ability to be sharpened into a shank
  • Safety Orange Polymer is a soft plastic that is strong and durable. It provides the frame flexibility and improves safety while cleaning.
  • Ribbing acts as beater when shaking mop
  • Standard 5″ width
  • Requires Shank-Free Clip-On™ (#6031E-F56) or (#6031E-PL56), sold separately
  • Available in 24″ (#6025-24) and 36″(#6025-36)

Item #6025

Shank-Free Clip-On with “Panther Pole” Black Fiberglass Handle 

Key Features:

  • Made from flexible rubbery plastic which eliminates the ability to be sharpened into a shank or shank holder
  • Can be locked straight for hallways or unlocked for swivel action around corners
  • Durable
  • “Panther Pole” Black Fiberglass handle is connected directly to connector with adhesive.
  • Metal-Free
  • Made exclusively for the Shank-Free Backbone™ [Item # 6025]
  • “Panther Pole” Black fiberglass handle will shatter and bend under high-impact.
  • If the Fiberglass Handle should become damaged it must be discarded immediately

Item #6031E-F56

Shank-Free Clip-On with New PLASTIC handle 

Key Features:

  • Made from flexible rubbery plastic which eliminates the ability to be sharped into a shank or shank holder
  • Can be locked straight for hallways or unlocked for swivel action around corners
  • Durable
  • Metal-Free
  • Made exclusively for the Shank-Free Backbone™ [Item # 6025]
  • New PLASTIC handle is connected directly to connector with adhesive

Item #6031E-PL56

Shank-Free “Quick-Bite” Wet Mop Holder with “Panther Pole” Black Fiberglass Handle 

Key Features:

  • Flexible rubbery plastic which eliminates the ability to be sharpened into a shank
  • “Panther Pole” Black Fiberglass handle is connected directly to the Quick-Bite with adhesive.
  • Firmly holds any standard mop in place during mopping
  • Locking tab prevents “Quick-Bite” from inadvertently opening when bumped into baseboards or furniture
  • “Panther Pole” Black fiberglass handle will shatter and bend under high-impact.
  • If the Fiberglass Handle should become damaged it must be discarded immediately

Item #6052C-F56

Shank-Free “Quick-Bite” Wet Mop Holder with New Plastic Flexible Handle 

Key Features:

  • Flexible rubbery plastic which eliminates the ability to be sharpened into a shank or shank holder
  • Firmly holds any standard mop in place during mopping
  • Locking tab prevents “Quick-Bite” from inadvertently opening when bumped into baseboards or furniture

Item #6052C-PL56

Prison Safe 33 Qt. Mop Bucket 

Key Features:

  • All plastic 33 Qt. Mop Bucket with non-marking casters
  • The funnel type wringer is most compatible with 12 oz.- 32 oz. mops

Item #9053-MB

Prison Safe Non-Woven White Cut End Mop 

Key Features:

  • Extremely absorbent – holds over 200% more liquid versus cotton
  • Releases 23% more liquid versus cotton
  • Non-woven rayon/polyester material – lint-free; no raveling; no break-in
  • Chemically cleaned and sanitized – will not promote mold, mildew or odors

Item #6054-M

Shank-Free Easy Sweep Broom™ 

Key Features:

  • No Metal or Staples
  • Bristles are fused onto block
  • Kinetically amalgamated
  • Use with Item #6044-F56 “Panther Pole” with Cam-Lock© tip (“Panther Pole” Black Fiberglass Handle Sold Separately)
  • Use with Item #6044-PL56 Plastic Flexible Handle (Plastic Flexible Handle Sold Separately)

Item #6021-F
Flagged Fine Sweep

Shank-Free Easy Sweep Broom™  

Key Features:

  • No Metal or Staples
  • Bristles are fused onto block
  • Kinetically amalgamated
  • Ideal for cell cleaning
  • 9″ Shank-Free handle is attached to the sweeping broom and is designed to easily pass through a cuff/restraint box
  • Both the #6021-SH9 Sweeping Broom and the #6010 Dust Pan are easily able to be placed in the cuff/restraint box

Item #6021-SH9

Item #6021-SH9

Shank-Free Hand-Held Scrub Brush  

Key Features:

  • Safety Orange handle eliminates the ability to be sharpened
  • 100% Metal-Free brush measures approximately 6″x 2.5″
  • Scrub tile floors, baseboards, counter tops, and walls
  • Pointed “iron” tip reaches into tight corners
  • Bacteria, mildew and mold cannot build up inside the block
  • Non-porous plastic block will NOT crack, splinter, or absorb oil/water
  • Bristles are fused onto the block for a secure Metal Free bond
  • Bristles are strong and can withstand tough scrubbing

Item #6023

Shank-Free Scrubbing Brush 

Key Features:

  • No Metal or Staples
  • Bristles are fused onto the broom block for a secure, Metal-Free bond
  • All bristles are strong and can withstand tough scrubbing
  • Universal 360 degree swiveling to clean with ease
  • Scrub walls, floors, stairs and ceilings
  • Fits onto any standard threaded handle

Item #6038C

Shank-Free Threaded Wall Washing Brush 

Key Features:

  • No Metal or Staples
  • Bristles are fused onto the broom block for a secure, Metal-Free bond
  • All bristles are strong and can withstand tough scrubbing
  • Scrub walls, floors, stairs and ceilings
  • Best paired with #6042-F56 or #6042-PL56  Short Tipped Handle

Item #6019

Item #6019

Orange Shank-Free Dust Pan 

Key Features:

  • Custom-molded from a special polymer that eliminates the ability to be sharpened into a shank or shank holder
  • If abused, the dust pan will simply bend under stress
  • If burned, the dust pan will warp and is unable to be formed into a shank or shank holder
  • May be included in every cell as part of a “cell cleaning kit” for inmates to use
  • The dust pan has no sharp edges or heavy components

Item #6019

New Shank-Free Plastic 56" Handle 

Item #6046-F56 — to be used with 6024-24 and 9024 squeegee, 9038C brush, and 9029 Tite-Bite

Item #6044-PL56 – Plastic Handle with #6223 Medium Tip. To be used with #6021 Safety Orange Easy Sweeping Broom

#6042-PL56 – 56″ Plastic Handle with #6010 Flexible Shot Tip. To be used with the #6022-18 & #6022-24 Push Broom or #6019 Wall Washing Brush

Key Features:

  • Made from a special plastic that will virtually eliminate the ability for inmates to form or reform a shank or shank-handle
  • 1″ diameter handle
  • Compatible with #6033 Long Tip, #6223 Medium Tip, and #6210 Short Tip
  • This handle is strong and durable
  • The plastic handle is designed to be flexible and will bend side to side easily
  • Wooden handles are easily sharpened into shanks but with our NEW Plastic handle design it eliminates the capacity to do so
  • This new product is designed to be safe for all to use

If this handle is damaged or broken discard immediately

“Panther Pole” Black Fiberglass 56″ Handle 

Key Features:

  • Briarwood Fiberglass is unable to be splintered or sharpened by abrasion
  • Lightweight, non-flammable, non-conductive, moisture, rust and rot-free
  • 1″ diameter handle
  • Inherently strong and durable
  • Clear advantages of Briarwood Product’s Fiberglass over wood and aluminum handles

If this handle is damaged or broken discard immediately.

Item #6046-F56 — to be used with 9024 squeegee, 9038C brush, and 9029 Tite-Bite

Item #6044-F56 — to be used with 6021F sweeping broom

Item #6042-F56 — to be used with push brooms

Briarwood Adjust-A-Turn™ Shank-Free Microfiber Mop Tool 

Key Features:

  • Custom-molded from a special polymer that eliminates the ability to be sharpened into a shank
  • Industrial-strength molded base and two super-aggressive Velcro® strips keep pads secure
  • Perfect solution for any surface cleaning application
  • Durable and easy to clean
  • Can slide under furniture and equipment, increasing efficiency and preventing injury
  • Base allows the mop to lay flat on the floor, which prevents streaking
  • Durable head can fit any standard threaded handle (handle sold separately)
  • Standard sizes 18″

Item #6037-18C

Shank-Free Adjust-A-Turn™ Utility Pad Holder 

Key Features:

  • Custom-molded from a special polymer that eliminates the ability to be sharpened into a shank
  • Ideal for holding scrubbing pads for floor stripping
  • Ideal for washing walls, ceilings, side boards, stairs and other hard-to-reach surfaces
  • Ideal for touch-up or cleaning small areas of flooring
  • Unique adjustable tension design to match the task at hand
  • 360 degree swivel radius
  • Interchangeable mop heads are available for dusting, wet mopping and for applying floor finish
  • Accepts any standard handle
  • Velcro attached to base of tools to hold pads securely
  • Available sizes: 9″, 18″,

Item #6037-9C

Shank-Free Adjust-A-Turn™ “Hi-Rib” Wall Washing Tool 

Key Features:

  • Custom-molded from a special polymer that eliminates the ability to be sharpened into a shank
  • Works with either side press or down press mop wringers
  • Ideal for washing walls, ceilings, side boards, stairs, and other hard-to-reach surfaces
  • Tension of the head can be loosened or tightened
  • Unique adjustable tension design to match the task at hand
  • 360 degree swivel radius
  • Accepts any standard threaded handle or telescopic extension pole

Item #6050-C

Metal-Free Product Line 

Briarwood Backbone™ 

Key Features:

  • Rugged all plastic construction – No Metal
  • Ribbed design keeps mop flat to the floor surface, maximizing dusting ability
  • Ribbing acts as beater when shaking the mop
  • Standard 5″ width frame
  • Available in 12″, 18″, 24″, 30″ and 36″

Item #
A – 9025-12
B – 9025-18
C – 9025-24
D – 9025-30
E – 9025-36

Briarwood Clip-On™ 

Key Features:

  • Made exclusively for the Backbone™ Dry Dust Mop Frame [Item # 9025]
  • 100% all plastic construction will not rust or corrode
  • Heavy duty 3/8″ size connection
  • Can be locked straight for hallways or unlocked for swivel action around corners
  • Item #9031C – Deluxe connector with threaded receptacle and locking sleeve

Item #9031C

Wet Mop Holders 

“Quick-Bite” Wet Mop Holder 

Key Benefits:

  • Firmly holds any standard mop in place during mopping
  • Locking tab prevents “Quick-Bite” from inadvertently opening when bumped into baseboards or furniture
  • Attached to “Panther Pole” Black Fiberglass Handle
  • Quality construction – made of high-impact plastic ( Mop Head Sold Separately)
  • “Panther Pole” Black Fiberglass handle is connected directly to Quick-Bite with adhesive.
  • “Panther Pole” Black fiberglass handle will shatter and bend under high-impact.
  • If the Fiberglass Handle should become damaged it must be discarded immediately.

Item #9052-F56

Briarwood Tite-Bite™ with Handle Connector 

Key Benefits:

  • Teeth and jaws grab and bite head band firmly
  • Use any standard 1″ or 5″ headband wet mop
  • Connector and collar accept and lock a standard threaded handle
  • Mop replacement is quick and easy (Mop Head Sold Separately)

Item #9029

Briarwood Tite-Bite™ with Handle 

Key Benefits:

  • Teeth and jaws grab and bite head band firmly
  • Use any standard 1″ or 5″ headband wet mop
  • Mop replacement is quick and easy
  • Ideal for cell cleaning and is designed to easily pass through a cuff/restraint box

Item #9029-SH

Item #9029-SH

Adjust-A-Turn Cleaning Tools 

Contour Wiz 

The Ultimate Cleaning Tool for Uneven Surfaces

Briarwood Products, innovators in unique cleaning tools for the sanitary supply industry, introduces Contour Wiz, the most flexible microfiber cleaning tool on the market.

Key Features:

  • Flexible design molds itself to any surface
  • Ideal for tubs, shower stalls, sinks and around toilet bases
  • Connect a standard or telescoping handle to effortlessly clean hard-to-reach surfaces

Item #9220

Briarwood Adjust-A-Turn™ Utility Pad Holder  

Key Features:

  • Ideal for holding scrubbing pads for floor stripping
  • Ideal for washing walls, ceilings, side boards, stairs and other hard-to-reach surfaces
  • Ideal for touch-up or cleaning small areas of flooring
  • Unique adjustable tension design to match the task at hand
  • 360 degree swivel radius
  • Interchangeable mop heads are available for dusting, wet mopping and for applying floor finish
  • Accepts any standard handle
  • Velcro attached to base of tools to hold pads securely
  • Available sizes: 7″, 9″, 11″, 13″, 16″, 18″, 24″

Item #9037-18C & 9037-24C

Briarwood Adjust-A-Turn™ Microfiber Mop Tool 

Key Features:

  • Industrial-strength molded base and two super-aggressive Velcro® strips keep pads secure
  • Perfect solution for any surface cleaning application
  • Durable and easy to clean
  • Can slide under furniture and equipment, increasing efficiency and preventing injury
  • Base allows the mop to lay flat on the floor, which prevents streaking
  • Durable head can fit any standard threaded handle (handle sold separately)
  • Standard sizes 16″, 18″ and 24.” Smaller sizes also available

Briarwood Adjust-A-Turn™ Microfiber Mop Tool

Item #9037-18C & 9037-24C

Briarwood Adjust-A-Turn™ “Hi-Rib” Wall Washing Tool  

Key Features:

  • Works with either side press or down press mop wringers
  • Ideal for washing walls, ceilings, side boards, stairs, and other hard-to-reach surfaces
  • Tension of the head can be loosened or tightened
  • Unique adjustable tension design to match the task at hand
  • 360 degree swivel radius
  • Accepts any standard threaded handle or telescopic extension pole

Item #9050-C

Briarwood 100% All Plastic Window Squeegee 

Key Features:

  • Works with either side press or down press mop wringers
  • Ideal for washing walls, ceilings, side boards, stairs, and other hard-to-reach surfaces
  • Tension of the head can be loosened or tightened
  • Unique adjustable tension design to match the task at hand
  • 360 degree swivel radius
  • Accepts any standard threaded handle or telescopic extension pole

Item #9085-10

Briarwood Energy Saver Floor Squeegee 

Key Features:

  • All plastic rugged construction
  • Plastic design is lightweight
  • Blade flip flops working equally well with push or pull action
  • Replaceable squeegee blades are PVC
  • Available in: 12″, 18″, 24″

Replacement blades Item#
9024-12-PVCB
9024-18-PVCB
9024-24-PVCB

– PVCB = Black PVC Blade

Item #9024-12, -18, -24

Shank-Free 24″ Floor Squeegee 

Key Features:

  • All plastic rugged construction
  • Plastic design is lightweight
  • Blade flip flops working equally well with push or pull action
  • Replaceable squeegee blades are PVC
  • Available in: 24″ length

Item #6024-24

Sweeping Equipment 

Briarwood Scrubbing Brush 

Key Features:

  • Kinetically amalgamated bristles (no staples used)
  • Bristles are melted into the broom block for a secure, metal-free bond
  • Universal 360 degree swiveling to clean with ease
  • Scrub walls, floors, stairs and ceilings
  • Fits onto any standard threaded handle

Item #9038

Briarwood Push Broom Lock Connector 

Key Features:

  • Prevents push broom handles from unscrewing from broom block
  • Serrated teeth “lock” handle securely
  • Produces less stress on broom block – less chance of block splitting
  • Easy to lock and unlock connector to handle
  • All plastic connector

Item #9028

Briarwood “Panther Pole” Black Fiberglass Handle 

Key Features:

  • Strong nylon thread
  • Lightweight, non-flammable, non-conductive, moisture, rust and rot-free
  • 1″ diameter handle
  • Inherently strong and durable fiberglass
  • “Panther Pole” Black fiberglass handle will shatter and bend under high-impact.
  • If the Fiberglass Handle should become damaged it must be discarded immediately

Item #9046-56

FLIP-LOCK™ Extension Poles 

Professional quality FLIP-LOCK™ Extension Poles make it possible to do Up-In-The-Air tasks from ground level without the need for a ladder. Now, window cleaning, dusting or even changing a light bulb can be accomplished quickly and easily.

FLIP-LOCK™ Extension Poles (Item # 7000) are available in lengths of 2′, 4′, 6′, 8′, 12′, 16′, 18, 20′, 24′, 28′ and 32′.

Key Features:

  • Modular fiberglass pole design with six pole diameters ranging from 3/4″ to 2″. Inner poles with increasingly smaller diameters slide inside outer poles.
  • Positive locking device: To adjust the two poles to the length required, simply push locking lever up to release the lock. The poles are adjusted as needed, and then the lever is pulled down to lock the pole in place. Once locked, the inner pole will not move, turn, slide or rotate.
  • The locking device can be adjusted easily for correct locking tension
  • 100% Metal-Free

Fiberglass Extension Poles 

New fiberglass Telescopic Extension Pole with tapered adjustable double arms for attaching tools to clean walls, ceilings and hard to reach places.

Item #7002-2 – 2 ft., 2 section
Item #7002-4 – 4 ft., 2 section
Item #7002-8 – 8 ft., 2 section
Item #7003-12 – 12 ft.; 3 sections
Item #7003-18 – 18 ft.; 3 sections
Item #7003-24 – 24 ft.; 3 sections
Item #7004-28 – 28 ft.; 4 sections
Item #7005-32 – 32 ft., 5 section

These poles can also be custom made to your specific length requirements.

Key Features:

  • All fiberglass extensions
  • Positive locking of fiberglass to fiberglass extensions which prevents tools from turning during use
  • Strong, durable, contractor grade quality

New Cam-Lock™ Threaded Tips 

Cam-Lock™ Threaded Tips, only from Briarwood! Our patented design will keep brush and broom handles from becoming loose. The unique “cam locking” threaded tip creates a tight union between handle and tool, making it very difficult to unscrew.

The super strong Cam-Lock™ Threaded Tips can be purchased already assembled onto a handle or sold separately. Available in 9 different styles to accommodate most any brush, broom or Handle.

Key Features:

  • Prevent breakage of handles
  • Strong engineering grade plastic
  • Designed for a secure fit

Inside Tips (5 sizes)

A. 8100- (.777 OD, .554 ID)
B. 8110- (.780 OD, .558 ID)
C. 8120- (.843 OD, .643 ID)
D. 8130- (.892 OD, .685 ID)
E. 8140- (.918 OD, .797 OD)

Outside Tips (3 sizes)

F. 8200- (.890 actual ID)
G. 8205- (.957 actual ID)
H. 8210- (1.017 actual ID)

Outside Extended Tips (3 sizes)

I. 8215- (.757 actual ID)
J. 8220- (.945 actual ID)
K. 8225- (1.008 actual ID)

Our Metal-Free line is currently used nationwide in Federal BOP Institutions, State Penitentiaries, and Local Detention Centers and Jails, including:

  • Washington State Penitentiary, WA
  • Little Sandy Correctional Complex, KY
  • North Kern State Prison, CA
  • FCI Sheridan, OR
  • Chicago MCC, IL
  • Philadelphia FDC, PA

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800.266.1680