We can help with background, quotes and case studies, and can help arrange interviews with our members of staff as well as with people with lived experience of prison.You can read our press releases here
PET has been featured across national and local media, and also has a monthly page in the prison newspaper Inside Time.
For any media enquiries, please email email@example.com or call 07824 189 661 on Monday to Thursday or 07968 493 098 on Friday and out of office hours.
Undervalued and under-resourced, Independent Monitor, July
We give imprisoned people laptops to close the digital skills gap, Minute Hack, 19 July
The Government Must Take Immediate Action On Prison Education, Russell Webster, 6 June
CEO Jon Collins interviewed about about the need for funding for prison education, Good Morning Britain, 31 May
CEO Jon Collins interviewed about the importance of prison education, Talk TV, 21 May
MPs call for 10 year investment for ‘clunky, chaotic’ prison education, The Justice Gap, 19 May
‘Chaotic’ prison education system in need of overhaul, FE News, 17 May
Moving Prison Education Up The Agenda, Russell Webster, 8 April
Movers and Shakers: Edition 384 – announcing PET’s new trustees, FE Week, 28 March
Here are 5 ways ministers can improve prison education now, FE Week, 26 March
Inspectors find ‘enormous and enduring’ failures in prison education, FE Week, 22 March
Movers and Shakers: Edition 383 – announcing PET’s new trustees, FE Week, 21 March
Who’s Moving – announcing PET’s new trustees, Civil Society News, 21 March
Cooking, cushion covers and coffee roasting: A different sort of prison education, New Statesman, 11 February
Give prisoners a right to apprenticeships, say MPs, New Statesman, 15 December
The new white paper is far too vague about prison education, FE Week, 12 December
Government’s prisons strategy ‘flies in face of evidence and makes no sense’, The Justice Gap, 8 December
Government promises prison education service is coming – but when? FE Week, 7 December
Interview: Jon Collins, Chief Executive, Prisoners’ Education Trust, FE Week, 26 October
Provide prisoners with laptops, Chancellor is urged, Inside Time, 24 October
Government plans for adult education must permeate the prison wall, FE News, 21 October
Give every prisoner in-cell access to the internet, charity tells chancellor, FE Week, 20 October
The 2021 Spending Review Is A Chance To Fund A Proper Recovery In Prisons, Russell Webster, 20 October
The Reader: Prison education system needs proper funding, Evening Standard, 28 September
Prison education: Too many reviews, too little action, FE Week, 18 September
Education charity warns on regime reform, Inside Time, 16 August
Inescapable truths about our outdated prisons, The Guardian, 12 August
Access to education in prisons should be prioritised as restrictions ease, charity says, Left Foot Forward, 4 June
Jon Collins: Standing up for prisoners’ right to learn, Tes, 16 April.
Call to give every prisoner access to digital learning, Tes, 16 April.
How prison education changed in lockdown, Tes, 1 April.
Distance learning courses reduce reoffending, Inside Time, 25 January.
Who’s Moving: Anthony Nolan, Teenage Cancer Trust, Save the Children, and more – announcing PET’s new CEO, Civil Society News, 25 January.
Movers and Shakers: Edition 340 – announcing PET’s new CEO, FE Week, 25 January.
Prison Education Is About More Than Finding Work, Russell Webster, 22 January.
Give prisoners internet access to cut reoffending, says report, E&T, 18 January.
Education In Custody: Are Prisoners Being Left Behind?, Russell Webster, 17 December
inTuition Taster: Breaking Down Barriers, Society for Education and Training, Winter 2020
Prison education must be reinstated, says charity, Tes, 20 October
Change Your Story podcast series: Episode 5: Studying Behind Bars, Adult Learners’ Week, September
How museums can help prisoners connect with their loved ones during Covid-19, Museums Association, 4 September
In Conversation: Prisoners’ Education Trust CEO Rod Clark, The Leaders Council, September
Locked down, locked out of education, Russell Webster, 7 July
Prisoners’ Education Trust calls for children in prison to have access to education, Children & Young People Now, 2 July
Young prisoners ‘spending 22 hours a day in cells’ due to pandemic, charities warn, Children & Young People Now, 26 June
Inmates share inspirational prison education stories in powerful new book, The Big Issue, 9 June
Transforming lives through learning, Independent Monitor, March
‘Education in prison changed my life, every prisoner deserves the same opportunity’, Metro.co.uk, 26 February
Prison reform and pressures of social media, NCS Youth Rising podcast, 21 February
Movers and Shakers: Edition 293 – announcing PET’s new trustees, FE Week, 14 October
Who’s Moving – announcing PET’s new trustees, Civil Society, 7 October
‘Unacceptable’ that prisoners can’t get an education, says charity, The Big Issue, 10 July
Prisoners show the importance of education with postcard art exhibition, The Big Issue, 5 July
Too many prisoners may still fall through the education net, FE Week, 20 May
Science programme first at Durham’s women’s prison, The Northern Echo, 14 May
Prison education? It’s much calmer than an FE college…, FE Week, 13 May
Key to prison education handed to governors, The Guardian, 26 March
‘Prison education can unlock youngsters’ potential’, Tes, 14 March
Experts get lessons in jail education – from insiders, South Wales Evening Post, 19 November
The life-changing effect of prison arts programmes (featuring two PET alumni), Drugstore Culture, 25 September
HMP Haverigg prisoners embracing education as rehabilitation courses ‘deliver’, The Mail (previously known as the North-West Evening Mail), 24 July
‘The value of prison education is compelling’, Tes, 17 July
Distance learning helps prisoners into work, Tes, 12 July
Ucas will no longer ask aspiring students about their criminal history, HuffPost UK, 30 May
Ucas to remove criminal convictions disclosure from application process, Study International, 30 May
Ucas drops need for university applicants to declare convictions, The Guardian, 29 May
Our response to the Ministry of Justice’s new Education and Employment Strategy, The Big Issue, 24 May
PET chief executive Rod Clark responds to the Ministry of Justice’s Education and Employment Strategy, Good Morning Britain on ITV, 24 May
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