Sea Bream made by inmates at the Clink restaurant at Brixton prison in an undated handout photograph. Photo Credit: Paul Griffiths via Thomson Reuters Foundation

Society United Kingdom1. September 2020

Order In to Help Prisoners Stay Out!

Brixton prison, located in London, UK, opened the “Clink at Home” food delivery service as part of a charity initiative that aims at giving prisoners a better chance of finding jobs once released.

“Prisoners come down for eight hours a day, in an environment that doesn’t look or feel like prison, replicating a real-life working environment,” says Christopher Moore, the Clink Charity’s chief executive. “They’re learning to work as part of a team, they’re gaining confidence and are motivated and proud of what they do.”

The restaurant program gives the prisoners a taste of “life on the outside, on the inside.” Reoffending rates among former prisoners who were enrolled in the program fall by up to 66%. Several former trainees now work at four- and five-star hotels and Michelin restaurants.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

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