Lags at Styal moan poor grub but visitors dine like kings


The prisoners at Styal Prison – where Baby P mum Tracey Connelly is held – blasted poor grub.

They have also complained of tiny portions.

Lags claimed that they were given pizza topped with mashed swede, while tuna mayonnaise was sent to tots in the mother and baby unit.

Independent Monitoring Board inspectors, who visited the jail, said many younger inmates had complained about portion sizes.

The inspectors also reported there were “concerns about the quality and quantity of food across the prison”.

Yet the jail, near posh Wilmslow, Cheshire, is home to The Clink restaurant – rated the best in the area on travel site TripAdvisor.

Regular clients include players from Manchester City and Manchester Utd football clubs.

The restaurant is run by The Clink Charity and staffed by lags training for a career in catering.

One reviewer said: “I was very impressed with the service and my meal. You almost forget that this is a prison.”