Prison bakery
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Bakery right ingredient for Brixton prisoners

A bakery staffed by inmates at Brixton Prison is thought to have helped dramatically cut reoffending among those who have worked there.

Called the Bad Boys Bakery, it produces cake and bread to sell inside and outside the jail.

Latest figures show the reoffending rate for those who worked in the bakery is 3%, while the rest of the prison is about 40%.

The prison's governor, Ed Tullett, wants to expand the business to teach more inmates new skills and help them find jobs when they are released.

  • 31 Dec 2014