Italy’s island vineyard where inmates are taught the secrets of winemaking

Italy’s island vineyard where inmates are taught the secrets of winemaking

Gorgona, a northern island in the Tuscan Archipelago, is Italy’s answer to Alcatraz: the only remaining penal colony in Europe. But unlike the notorious former jail in the San Francisco bay, prisoners on Gorgona spend their days tending a vineyard on sun-baked slopes surrounded by aromatic pine trees, rather than locked in high-security cells. The Telegraph was granted a rare visit to Gorgona, where the inmates are part of a unique experiment in rehabilitation.

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