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Utah Prison’s Serving Time Cafe To Close For Good

Utah prison officials say they will close the Serving Time Cafe, a popular breakfast and lunch joint staffed by incarcerated women. The cafe, which was located adjacent to the Draper prison, had been open to the public for the last 13 years. It was temporarily closed recently due to restrictions with the coronavirus pandemic — but prison officials said Tuesday it won’t reopen. The cafe had a regular following, and there was often a lunchtime rush. It was also a way for women who were sentenced to prison to gain skills and prepare them to re-enter the community when they are released.