Middlesbrough restaurant 'taken over' by prisoners

Prisoners have taken over a restaurant to serve Sunday lunch to diners in a scheme to prepare them for release. Seven inmates from HMP Kirklevington Grange on Teesside are running the Fork in the Road in Middlesbrough, with the help of managers. The not-for-profit venue was opened by philanthropist Andy Preston to help former inmates and unemployed people.Prison governor Angie Petit said the experience would help inmates get ready for life outside prison.HMP Kirklevington Grange is a resettlement prison for Category D male adult offenders nearing the end of their sentences and it aims to prepare them ahead of release.