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The truth about prison food - Life Behind Bars

8:00

Full Episode

Ever wondered what prisoners eat every day? Nathaniel 'Natty' Mortley, a prison cook turned Michelin star chef, shares a prison meal of pie and mash with David Navarro. They discuss prison food, kitchen etiquette, and how most prisoners cook meals in their cells using kettles. We learn why prison kitchens are the best places to work, what guards look for when strip-searching you, and how to hide seasoning. David and Natty reveal the truth about eating inside, revealing misconceptions about the quality of the food. David Navarro spent ten years in and out of prison. To reveal the truth about the UK prison system, he's sitting down with people who've been there.​