The meal kits were introduced after some cons raised concerns about putting on weight during the Covid lockdowns. They are being trialled at HMP Drake Hall women’s jail in Eccleshall, Staffs
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Prisoners are having meal kits delivered in a bid to improve their diets – and their cooking skills.
The jail-made alternative to Hello Fresh and Gousto boxes contain staples such as pasta, rice and tinned tomatoes as well as “easy to prepare” veg like green beans and peppers. A source said: “This could be the start of a culinary revolution.”
Referring to the 70s TV prison sitcom Porridge, they added: “But God knows what Fletch and Godber would have made of these boxes. The whole thing sounds like a plotline from a Christmas special.”
The meal kits were introduced