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    ยฃ24,000 grant for Jersey prisoners' education

    All | Distance learning | 16 Jun 2014

    Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) is pleased to announce a new programme of support to rehabilitate men and women at HMP La Moye, thanks to a generous ยฃ24,000 two year grant from the Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands.

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    Reading in prison day

    All | Education | 13 Jun 2014

    Rod Clark, Chief Executive, Prisoners' Education Trust, reports back from a Reading in Prison day organised by Prison Reading Groups held on 13 June at Roehampton University.

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    Adult Learners Week 2014

    All | Education | 12 Jun 2014

    Earlier this month Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) went to an event in support of Adult Learnersโ€™ Week in honour of PET alumnus Junior Smart, who was selected from 1,400 nominations to win a regional award for his achievements in higher education and at work helping hundreds of disadvantaged young Londoners

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    Ex-prisoner wins Adult Learners' award

    Ex-prisoners | Education | 10 Jun 2014

    In its 25th anniversary year, Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) is proud that one of its alumni, Junior Smart, has been selected as a regional Adult Learnersโ€™ Award winner for his achievements in higher education and at work helping hundreds of disadvantaged young Londoners.

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    Art transforms lives

    All | Arts | 27 May 2014

    Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) has long seen the value of art for prisoners. And this year, as we celebrate the achievements of our thousands of learners throughout our anniversary we are proud to use the design of an artist we support for our 25th birthday logo.

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    Advice on student loans

    All | Distance learning | 21 May 2014

    In response to letters from some of Prisoners' Education Trust's beneficiaries John Lister, PET's Advice Manager, offers some clarity on student loans for prisoners so people can make informed choices about whether they want to take out a loan.

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    Alcatraz escape fundraiser for prisoner learners

    All | 7 May 2014

    In the wake of public outrage at the Governmentโ€™s rules preventing people from sending books to prisoners, 64 year old Martin Farrell, from Kingston, is preparing to swim across the icy, choppy and dangerous San Francisco Bay from Alcatraz Island this month to raise money for the charity Prisoners' Education Trust (PET).

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    Event to promote learning prisons

    All | Education | 24 Apr 2014

    The Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA), which represents 18 expert organisations, is holding a conference on Friday 25th April 2014 at the Open University campus, Milton Keynes to help prisons put learning at the heart of rehabilitation.

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    Celebrating 25 years of prisoner learning

    All | Education | 22 Apr 2014

    Prisoners' Education Trust (PET), a charity that each year funds 2,000 people in prison to change their lives through education, celebrates its 25th birthday.

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    Woman runs first marathon for prisoners

    4 Apr 2014

    A 24 year old woman from Essex is preparing for her first marathon to fundraise for the charity, Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) on Sunday 13th April 2014.