15 September 2020
Green-fingered prisoners from HM Prison La Moye have had their efforts recognised at the RJH&S’s Summer Flower and Produce Show.
Prisoners won 11 categories in the show for growing a variety of produce from courgettes to long beetroots. The show was held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Awards were given to States of Jersey Prison Service for:
- Class 256 – Culinary Herb Collection
- Class 257 – 1 Culinary Herb
- Class 259 – 2 Celery Heads
- Class 265 – 1 Cabbage
- Class 273 – 3 Long Beetroots
- Class 275 – 5 Radish
- Class 279 – 3 Parsnips
- Class 280 – 3 Leeks
- Class 289 – 3 Courgettes
- Class 298 – 6 Chilli Pepper
- Class 309 – Any Other Kind of Vegetable
Lesley Harrison, Head of Reducing Reoffending at the States of Jersey Prison Service, said: "Whilst contributing to prisoners’ rehabilitation through learning new horticultural skills, producing a small but varied range of salads and vegetables, also provides high quality produce for the Prison kitchen, feeding both prisoners and staff, and at the same time contributes to reducing costs.
"To have their hard work and commitment recognised though competition work is a great motivator for those prisoners who are part of the rehabilitation programme and staff who support them."