Archive: February 2011

Customer Poem

Penny Clarke recently had lunch at The Clink. Inspired by her visit Penny put pen to paper…
Our eyes were opened the other day
When we lunched at The Clink and I have to say
How great it was to see the staff
Preparing to tread a different path.
The service and food were second to none
We felt so welcomed by everyone
We were very touched by the poems on show
This enterprise means hard work we know
But there is no doubt at the end of the day
It […]



So far this month 12 new, enthusiastic and keen prisoners have joined The Clink training programme. The scheme has been carefully restructured and is now open to prisoners across 19 prisons in the South East. From July this year we hope that at least one graduate will be released at the end of their sentence every month. Once released the prisoners will have the opportunity to take their hard earned qualifications and find permanent work with the continued help and […]


Al Crisci features in Cost Sector Catering’s Top 20

Al Crisci has made it into the Top 20 ‘most influential’ people in public sector catering.
The Cost Sector Catering judging panel was particularly impressed by Al’s story which has inspired caterers in the public sector and influenced ideas about what can and should be achieved.
David Foad, web editor of Cost Sector Catering comments: “Al Crisci, head of catering at HMP High Down, has invested a lot of time and effort in using the kitchen as a place to give prisoners […]


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