Recently 50 Psychology students visited one of Cardiff’s top restaurants called ‘The Clink’.
The Clink Restaurant is housed at HMP Cardiff and is staffed by current prisoners working towards qualifications in hospitality which hopefully will lead to employment in the industry after their release. Since its opening the restaurant has been so successful that it has now won numerous prestigious awards for their outstanding service and delicious food.
This was a perfect choice for the Psychology students who as part of their A-level course look at the rehabilitation of offenders. The students were given a talk by the manager of the restaurant and were served a delicious three course meal by the prisoners themselves who are currently in the last 6 – 18 months of their prison sentences.
Psychology lecturer Lynette Robathan explained, “in their second year the students are required to learn about how prisons work with offenders to reduce reoffending rates, therefore this was great to experience first-hand to ensure they fully understand the aim and success of the charity.”
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