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Italy's prison panettone offers sweet way to cut crime: a Reuters’ report

Tuesday, December 9 2014

Italy's prison panettone offers sweet way to cut crime: a Reuters’ report “White-coated bakers are chopping nuts, dipping pastry into liquid chocolate and hanging freshly baked panettone Christmas cake upside down to preserve its domed shape.  But when one of the all-male team steps outside to smoke, he is in a barred enclosure attached to Padua prison.

Italy's prison panettone offers sweet way to cut crime: a Reuters’ report

Sweet smells have wafted through this building since 2005, when the local Giotto cooperative opened the 'Pasticceria Giotto', which they say is Italy's only bakery inside a jail.

The cooperative says the re-offending rate among prisoners who work on their projects in Padua drops to 1-2 percent from a national average they put at over 70 percent.”


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