Prison Cafe Serves Up Food for Public, Job Skills for Inmates
Channel 2 News' Brian Mullahy recently featured Utah Correctional Industries' Serving Time Cafe in a segment. The story discussed how the cafe is not only open to the general public, but it also gives the female inmates who cook and serve food a temporary "escape" from prison.
Many of the women who work in the cafe have earned vocational certificates in culinary arts and will go on to work as cooks at halfway houses, or in restaurants in our communities. For others who might never use the precise cooking skills they gain at the cafe, they will learn better life structure and what it means to hold down a legitimate job - a task some inmates have never wrestled before.
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The cafe is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is located along the frontage road (Bitterbrush Drive) west of I-15. A banner in the Olympus Correctional Facility parking lot welcomes the public inside.
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