Prisoners working in The Clink Kitchen at High Down Prison
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Prisoners serve up food at Cardiff Clink restaurant

A restaurant next door to a south Wales prison and staffed by inmates has opened to the public.

More than 30 low-risk prisoners from Cardiff and Prescoed jails work at The Clink Cymru, a 96-cover restaurant next to Cardiff prison.

Set up by The Clink charity and the prison service, it is aimed at reducing reoffending rates by helping low-risk prisoners develop employable skills.

The charity said the project was "a positive influence" on rehabilitation.

Hywel Griffith visited the prison for BBC Radio Wales.

  • 20 Sep 2012