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    Social Capital: Therapeutic communities and think tanks

    All | Conference report | 26 Apr 2017

    The third panel in PET's Academic Symposium 2017 included the governor of HMP Grendon, and two leaders of Inside/Out style courses.

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    Wellbeing, learning and the links between

    All | Conference report | 26 Apr 2017

    The fourth panel in PET's Academic Symposium 2017 included the founder of a tool to measure learning difficulties and disabilities, the leader of two prison/university partnerships in Leicester, and the head of Royal Holloway's school of law.

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    Knowledge, skills and employability: The power of role models and the limits of statistics

    All | Conference report | 26 Apr 2017

    The fifth panel in PET's Academic Symposium 2017 included Convict Criminologist Andy Aresti, a leading reoffending statistician from the MoJ, and Kirstine Szifris, who is trying to collate existing prison education research.

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    Soldiers’ Charity helps jailed veterans access education

    Veterans | Grants | 20 Apr 2017

    Over 40 ex-armed service personnel have been awarded access to arts and education in prison, thanks to a generous grant from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

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    Students design better prison education

    All | Technology | 20 Apr 2017

    Two students have risen to the challenge of designing for prison environments, with the help of learners at HMP Cardiff. Reece came up with a durable tablet device, while Alex created a box that stores education material and also doubles up as a writing desk.

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    Soldiers’ Charity helps jailed veterans access education

    Veterans | Grants | 20 Apr 2017

    Over 40 ex-armed service personnel have been awarded access to arts and education in prison, thanks to a generous grant from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

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    My role recruiting graduates to prisons

    All | Prison staff | 28 Mar 2017

    Ben, a former prisoner, was selected to act as an assessor for Unlocked Graduates, the ambitious new recruitment scheme that aims to attract university leavers to the prison system. He shares his experience of meeting aspiring prison officers, and why he believes the scheme will prove successful.

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    Degree-level funding for prisoners in three-year pilot scheme

    All | University study | 27 Mar 2017

    Prisoners' Education Trust, in partnership with the Open University, has received funding to offer free level 1 courses to 150 prisoners a year as part of a three-year pilot scheme.

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    PET to help 150 prisoners start degrees this year

    All | University study | 27 Mar 2017

    Prisoners' Education Trust, in partnership with the Open University, has received funding to offer free level 1 courses to 150 prisoners a year as part of a three-year pilot scheme.

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    What reading in prison means to me

    All | Literacy | 2 Mar 2017

    In our page in last month’s Inside Time PET asked our readers to tell us about their relationships with books and reading. We also took the question to a Prison Reading Group at HMP Wandsworth. To mark World Book Day, here’s what they said.