We're going to the joint today. Good Food Producer Thea Chaloner heard about the Eastern Oregon Correctional Facility, a medium security prison, that has hired a trained chef to cook with its inmates.
Most of the inmates here are convicted pedophiles or committed crimes related to drugs. The food program is a unique form of rehabilitation and she decided to go to Oregon to check it out.
When Thea talked with all the inmates in the prison kitchen she was often left alone with them. We imagine guards were close by, but it was clear that there was a level of trust built up between the guards and those involved in this unique kitchen progam.