HMPasties

HMPasties – the ex-offenders being rehabilitated by baking.

Making pasties and bread is helping former prisoners and ex-offenders to earn an honest crust – and turn their lives around.

At 19, Lee Wakeham was staring down the barrel of his second prison sentence, with a three year stint in Strangeways in front of him.

Growing up in care and suffering abuse as a child had made him ‘a really angry young man’ – anger that simmered over into offending and violent behaviour.

I went about trying to make the world pay for what had happened to me,” he says.

That got me in a lot of trouble. I ended up in prison; 18 months when I was 17 and three years when I was 19.

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