The Clink Charity works in partnership with HM Prison Service in Britain to run projects within prisons: Clink Restaurants, Clink Events and Clink Gardens. The enterprises aim to reduce reoffending rates by training prisoners and placing graduates into employment in the hospitality and horticulture industries upon release.
The Clink Restaurants are open to the public, with two located inside prisons. They are staffed by prisoners working towards qualifications that lead to employment in the hospitality industry upon release. An event catering service is provided by prisoners at one of the prisons where they prepare the food that is then delivered to clients’ event venues outside. The prisoners working at The Clink Gardens grow and harvest crops and rear free range chickens for eggs, all of which are transported to The Clink Restaurants.
More than 800 prisoners have graduated from The Clink training projects to date.
In 2015, 188 prisoners were trained and 61 were released into employment. The rest are continuing with their training.
Each prisoner works and trains for 40 hours per week.