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Jailhouse Cafe Reopens On Portland

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5:00pm 1st April 2014

The Jailhouse café is rocking again on Portland.

The popular eatery is now back open, after changes at the Verne, which has gone from being a prison to an immigration detention centre.

The café is now being run by prisoners from Portland YOI.

Phil Butcher is the community engagement officer at IRC The Verne.  He says prisoners get a lot out of being involved:

"They feel as if they've got a purpose in life, they meet other people and they engage with the community."

And Phil says it's a great place to eat:

"The food is very good, the prices are extremely reasonable and you have fantastic views over Weymouth Bay."

The Café is open from 10am in the morning until 3pm in the afternoon.

They also take requests for parties.

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