Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Hi, I’m Lucy.
The Chief Executive 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 HM Inspectorate 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.

 

 

Hi, I’m Lucy.
The Chief Executive 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 HM Inspectorate 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.

Hi, I’m Lucy.
The Chief Executive 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 HM Inspectorate 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.

 

Hi, I’m Lucy.
The Chief Executive 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 HM Inspectorate 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.

 

 

Hi, I’m Lucy.
The Chief Executive 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 HM Inspectorate 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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Aaron

Aaron Taylor

Aaron is the Chair of the Board and a junior barrister at Fountain Court Chambers, specialising in cases involving financial wrongdoing. He is a part-time Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London and a member of The Howard League for Penal Reform. He is a passionate advocate for prison reform, a keen cook and a believer in a fairer criminal justice system.

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Missy Flynn

Missy is a London-based food and drink entrepreneur, consultant and academic. She is the co-owner of food and drink collective Rita’s and has run restaurants and worked in the hospitality industry in London since she was a teen. Missy is currently undertaking an MA in the Anthropology of Food at SOAS, University of London. She has a particular interest in the social, cultural and historical significance of food and its wider meaning.

Josie

Josie Bevan

Josie is an award-winning writer, blogger and presenter. She had a successful career in film and script-writing before retraining as a nutritionist and naturopath. In 2016, her husband was sentenced to 9 years in prison. Since then, Josie has dedicated her life to campaigning for prison reform. Her critically-acclaimed blog and podcast, Prison Bag, details her journey as a ‘prison wife’ and highlights the injustices of the prison system, from the perspective of a loved one.

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