Since 1989 Prisoners’ Education Trust has been providing access to broader learning opportunities for prisoners to enhance their chances of building a better life after release.

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9 Jun 2016

PLA sets out theory of change for prison education

Justice Secretary Michael Gove said in a recent speech: “We want individuals who leave prison to be changed characters [...] to have become assets contributing to society rather than liabilities who bring only costs.” But how does that ‘change’ happen and what role can education play? In research led by Nina Champion, the PLA seeks to answer this question, drawing out five key benefits to accessing education in custody.

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