Milan – InGalera is a restaurant inside a prison, which, save for the chef and head waiter, is run entirely by inmates.
Prisoners at Bollate are encouraged to seek work inside the jail and apply for freedom passes that enable them to work outside the prison walls. The InGalera project aims to challenge the stigma associated with imprisonment and provide inmates with a sense of worth.
The restaurant is geared towards helping prisoners make the transition to normal life on their release. Inmates can interact with members of the public and are trained to become waiters with a view to entering the hospitality industry.
The restaurant was set up with funding from professional services firm PwC, which backed the project following the success of Brigade in London.
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