Producing food in English and Welsh prisons

Devine-Wright, Hannah, Baybutt, Michelle orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3201-7021 and Meek, Rosie (2019) Producing food in English and Welsh prisons. Appetite, 143 (104433). ISSN 0195-6663

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Most prison food research focuses on aspects of consumption rather than production yet farming, horticulture and gardening have been integral to the prison system in England and Wales for more than 170 years. This paper explores the interplay between penological, therapeutic and food priorities over the last fifty years through an examination of historical prison policies and contemporary case studies associated with the Greener on the Outside for Prisons (GOOP) programme. Findings are discussed in relation to how joined-up policy and practice can impact positively on whole population health and wellbeing within and beyond the prison setting.

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