As we all know, home delivery has rocketed over the last few months – but UTC’s gob was smacked by the news that a prison in London has now started offering a take-away meal delivery service.
Brixton prison is allegedly cooking, selling and delivering meals to adventurous residents of the local area, all prepared by inmates.
Apparently the amusingly named Clink service is designed to help reduce re-offending rates, which is nice. Being in London, the menu features delicacies like “sun-dried tomato and parmesan arancini with rocket pesto” as a starter – a snip at just £3.95 – and “sea bream en papillote with Mediterranean vegetables and salsa verde” as a main course for a very reasonable £9.
If the service makes its way to Scottish prisons, UTC suggested that a “more traditional” menu might be a safer bet. Anybody up for a Barlinnie Burger? Or some Polmont Pakora, maybe?