Danish model on food systems in correctional facilities - case study pilot at the European commission
The model of catering in Danish prisons is one of self-catering. This is part of a broader prison strategy of ‘normalising’ prison conditions, to reduce the negative impacts of imprisonment on the prisoner and reduce re-offending once prisoners are released.
The specific aims of using the self-catering model are:
- ‘Normalising’ the preparation and consumption of meals, so that this aspect of prisoners’ time in
prison more closely matches life outside of prison.
- Helping prisoners acquire cooking skills that will enable them to eat more healthily.
- Helping cut re-offending, by teaching prisoners skills that will help them once they leave prison.
Source: European Union