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This European City’s Number One Restaurant Is Staffed Entirely By Prisoners

For the finest dining in Cardiff, go directly to jail.

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Fans of Orange Is the New Black likely remember cringing during a particularly awkward episode of the breakout Netflix prison series, in which inmates of the fictional Litchfield penitentiary engage in a mock job fair, in order to prepare themselves for life after incarceration. It’s an episode played both for laughs, and ultimately, poignancy, as we come to understand just how out of sync the penal system’s idea of vocational training is with both the world outside the prison’s walls, and the characters within. The episode is, of course, fiction, but not necessarily that far removed from the reality seen by show creator Piper Kerman, a former inmate herself.

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@GOOD Asks: What Should Be the Role of the Prison System? The Community Answers

"To punish, rehabilitate, and stop recidivism," remarks @joannacameron. But are those goals being achieved? Join the conversation.

Yesterday on GOOD, Twitter, and Facebook, we asked our friends: What should be the role of the prison system?

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Over the weekend, GOOD's Alex Gorosh explored the issue, in verse, in our first YouChoose video. Take a look.

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