Fine Cell Work is a social enterprise that teaches needlework to prison inmates and sells their products. The prisoners do the work when they are locked in their cells, and the earnings give them hope, skills and independence. 80% of the stitchers are men, all taught by volunteer instructors. The worthy's project mission is to rehabilitate prisoners by giving them the opportunity to earn and save money and the chance to reflect on and rebuild their lives through craft and achievement. Founded in 1997, Fine Cell Work products are available online or from their London showroom: 38 Buckingham Palace Rd, SW1W 0RE, London.
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