21 Apr 2019

Inside a women’s prison where inmates are building a mini shopping village


Chickens, ducks, donkeys and a mini shopping village. Definitely not your usual prison – but HMP Foston Hall in Derbyshire is trying something different to help rehabilitate those serving time.

The women’s jail is running a unique project to build and run pop-up shops within the confine, aimed at preparing prisoners mentally to cope with normal life on release, and to gain the right skills to get employment.