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

Document type: 
Report
Document author(s): 
European Union
Year of publication: 
2016
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