Carr to have coffee behind bars
April 20, 2005

NSW Premier Bob Carr says he is looking forward to having a cup of coffee at a Gloria Jeans coffee outlet in a womens prison.

The coffee chain has built a store at the Dillwynia Correctional Centre, in Sydneys west, where inmates will sell coffee to visitors and staff.
The prisoners will not be paid by Gloria Jeans, but will receive a normal prison allowance.

Mr Carr said he would have a cup of coffee at the store when he next visited the prison.

When I visit the prison I will," he told reporters.

Mr Carr said the outlet would help prisoners develop valuable work skills.

"Rehabilitation is part of the prison system," he said.

"Weve got a large services economy these days and to have inmates trained in serving coffee just makes good sense for society."