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Cooking Arts Program Gives Inmates a New Life
BY BRANDON GRIGGS
THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
Three years ago, Joy Hansen was strung out and miserable, writing bad checks to support her methamphetamine habit. When criminal charges began piling up, she went to jail and lost custody of her three children.
"I lost everything that ever mattered to me," says the 33-year-old West Jordan woman. "After that, I just didn't care anymore."
Today, Hansen is sober and a banquet chef at Weber State University. In February, she will begin classes at the prestigious California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. She doesn't have her kids back yet, but she is on her way.
The catalyst of this remarkable turnaround? Two years in Salt Lake Community College's culinary arts program, completed while an inmate at the Utah State Prison in Draper. Through prison classes in food service, baking and catering management, Hansen gained career skills. More important, she won self-confidence.
"I'm so grateful for going to prison," Hansen says, chuckling at the strangeness of the statement. "When I got locked up, I made a personal choice to change my life. The [culinary] program gives people like me a second chance."