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Prison Culinary Program Serves Up Job Skills, Confidence

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WCCC inmates in the prison's culinary program prepare trays of food, including bahn mi sliders, for a banquet dinner celebrating the class.

Knowing your way around the kitchen may not seem like an obvious pathway out of prison. But at the Women’s Community Correctional Center on O‘ahu, a culinary program aims to provide inmates with job skills that will hopefully keep them from returning behind bars. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.
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