Craiginches jail veg patch hailed as inmate success
3 January 2014 Last updated at 09:29 GMT
Craiginches prison in Aberdeen was once branded "idle, failing and dirty" by prison inspectors.
As the jail prepares to close, ahead of a move to a super-prison in nearby Peterhead, it is now being hailed as a "model" for reintroducing prisoners back into the community.
Supporters have claimed the prison's Roots and Shoots gardening project could be introduced in other prisons to help cut re-offending rates.
BBC Scotland's Fiona Stalker has been finding out more about the scheme.