Rural – Jersey Country Life Magazine


Green-fingered prisoners from HM Prison La Moye have had their efforts recognised at the RJA&HS’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.’

*An article on horticulture at HMP La Moye appears in the Autumn edition of RURAL magazine, due out late September 2020.



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