HMP Featherstone prisoners create stove


A stove designed to help prevent people in developing countries from suffering the effects of smoke inhalation has been created at a West Midlands prison. Inmates from HMP Featherstone, near Wolverhampton, have teamed up with British inventor Peter Morrison to make the "Featherstove". The stove diverts harmful fumes through its chimney and produces clean water. The World Health Organization estimates there are 1.9m premature deaths per year due to people inhaling smoke. Almost half of the world's population still cook and heat their homes using solid fuels in open fires and rudimentary stoves. The invention is the result of the prison's Eureka programme, an employment course which aims to tackle reoffending behaviour. It is the first product developed by the scheme and is set to be manufactured within the prison's workshops.

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