Prison Service Journal: The Transformational Potential of Prison Education

Published: May 2016

Dr Jamie Bennett, Paul Crossey, Karen Harrison

The theme of this special edition of Prison Service Journal is 'The transformational potential of prison education'. This is particularly timely edition given that Dame Sally Coates is completing her review of prison education, a review that aims to place education at the heart of attempts to rehabilitate prisoners and improve the effectiveness of prisons.

There are a number of contributions to this edition which offer examples of innovative education that engages prisoners in new ways, achieving outstanding outcomes. This included Ruth Armstrong and Amy Ludlow's account of the Learning Together programme, which involves university students and students in prison completing a course together.