Hi, I’m Lucy
The founder of Food Behind Bars.
The subject of prison food landed in my life through pure chance back in 2016. I was working freelance as a journalist and I wrote an article about what women eat in prison that was inspired by the official government report, Life in Prison: Food. After the feature was published, I couldn’t quite let go of the subject. Food Behind Bars was born.
Since then, I’ve made it my mission to immerse myself in the world of prison food. I’ve travelled the country, visiting prison kitchens from Scrubs to Stafford, spending time with the prisoners, the staff, and doing shifts in the kitchens. I continue to campaign around the subject, speaking at conferences internationally, writing articles and uncovering real life stories about what diet means behind bars.
I understand the logistical and financial restrictions that catering managers face and have learnt to work within those boundaries. But I know that more can be done. I’m a true believer that food has the power to change lives and positively impact society. I also believe that everyone deserves the tools and understanding to eat healthily - regardless of their background or circumstance. Better food in prison will lead to a better functioning prison system, in turn leading to a better functioning society. This remains my ultimate goal.
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For any press, public speaking, journalism or general enquiries, drop me a line at email@example.com