Alberto Crisci

In 2009, Alberto Crisci set up The Clink Restaurants, a major part of The Clink Charity prisoner rehabilitation project currently operating in HMP Brixton, HMP Cardiff, HMP High Down and HMP Styal. Participants are trained to cook and serve customers as a first step towards their new lives. Upon graduation, they receive full NVQ accreditation in food preparation, food service and cleaning, as well as in-depth guidance on finding full time employment on their release. The scheme has so far achieved an 85% employment rate, with less than 25% reoffending. Further initiatives from the charity include The Clink Gardens at HMP Send, a women’s prison, which provides experience and qualifications in horticulture.