Learning Matters E-news

Each month our e-news bulletin offers expert comment and original stories about all aspects of learning, training and skills in prison.

We regularly feature case studies promoting innovative initiatives in prisons, learners' stories and letters from past and present prisoners, PET's latest news and articles by other charities in the criminal justice sector.

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Latest E-news

2017

  • April - Highlights from PET's Academic Symposium 2017; launch of PUPiL and PLAN networks; Penned Up prisoner-led arts festival; Justice Select Committee report on prison reform; new prison clusters for commissioning; HMI Prisons education inspections - Garth, Guys Marsh, Parc Juvenile Unit
  • March - Ex-prisoners' short films; recruitment for the Unlocked grad scheme; what reading means to prisoners in honour of World Book Day; new funding for Open University degrees in prison; HM Prisons education inspections - Durham, Eastwood Park, Swinfen Hall
  • February - Going to university with a criminal record - barriers, success, and the experience of a mentor; Nina Champion presents on prison education to the Justice Select Committee; a partnership between De Montfort University and HMP Leicester; HMI Prisons education inspections - Wymott, Channings Wood, Norwich and Exeter; Andrew's prison learner diary, part 1
  • January - A Coates taskforce; a learner's view on the link between education and safety; Scrooge in the Scrubs; LBSU/Pentonville partnership; art and catharsis in prison

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