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.