Prisoners' Education Trust is committed to doing what works to reduce reoffending. This resource library presents evidence and research related to all aspects of prison rehabilitation.
Search our resource library for a wide range of articles including: academic research, reports and policy related documents all within the theme of prison education. We welcome further content and if there is something you would like added to the resource library then please contact Katy Oglethorpe, Media, Communications and Alumni Manager.
All | Prison practice | Nov 2016Prisoner Learning Alliance
Prisoner Learning Alliance response to the The Ministry of Justice White Paper: Prison Safety and Reform.
All | Government policy | Mar 2015The Justice Committee appointed by the House of Commons
The first major inquiry on prisons planning and policies in this Parliament, and it has provided an opportunity to consider the impact of the Government’s programme of reforms and efficiency savings across the prison estate. In particular they have examined two measures that have been employed by the Ministry of Justice to reduce the operational costs of the system: benchmarking; and structural reforms replacing inefficient prisons with new prisons and extra house blocks in existing prisons.
All | Distance learning | Jun 2010Ministry of Justice
Prison Service Instruction outlining how prison staff should support prisoners access to Open University, Higher Education and Distance Learning.
All | Prisoner Learning Alliance | Feb 2017Prisoner Learning Alliance
All | Research | Jan 2017Framework Institute
This guide is based on research done by the FrameWorks Institute on behalf of Transform Justice, the Criminal Justice Alliance, Clinks and the Standing Committee for Youth Justice. It explains how best to communicate about crime and justice.
All | Learning difficulties | Jan 2014Melanie Jameson
This publication is a practical guide for anyone working with offenders, in custody or in the community.
Report to the Government of the United Kingdom carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)All | Inspection reports | Apr 2017European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
The CPT's 2016 report on the treatment of persons held in adult and juvenile prisons and police custody in England for the first time since 2008.
Sentencing of mothers: Improving the sentencing process and outcomes for women with dependent childrenWomen | Women | Nov 2015Shona Minson, Rebecca Nadin and Jenny Earle
This Prison Reform Trust discussion paper considers the sentencing of women with children and provides a number of proposals intended to ensure children are taken into account when it comes to sentencing decisions for mothers. It begins with a summary of these proposals, then gives a contextual overview of the sentencing of women, looks at mothers and their children affected by the criminal justice system, existing guidance in England and Wales with an account of inconsistent practice, before finally outlining the proposals in greater detail.
All | Education | Dec 2013Nina Champion - Prisoner Learning Alliance
In this report, the Prisoner Learning Alliance tackles strategic questions about using limited and reducing resources to help secure the best outcomes, so that prisoners can desist from crime and make a positive contribution to their families and society.
Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the link between poor education and learning difficulties and the risk of suicide in prison.Feb 2017Nina Champion, PET