Green-fingered prisoners win

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hmp Young Offenders’ Institution at Hatfield registered a hat trick of gold awards at this year’s Doncaster in Bloom competition - the tenth successive year that the establishment has picked up awards.

Prizes included: winner and gold standard for business premises, winner and gold standard for best display, business premises, gold standard for the most unusual container for the Bill and Ben see-saw display and silver award for the allotment of the year.

Environmental manager Chris George said: “The silver for the allotment was particularly pleasing because the prisoners designed the area themselves.

“An extensive range of organic vegetables, salad crops and herbs were grown through the season and were used in the kitchen.”