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 | Government policy | Jan 2009Martin Wright - Making Justice Work
A paper considering the logic behind sentencing policies, and looking at how a more restorative justice approach could be adopted.
All | International | Nov 2014Sheena Leaf
The purpose of this report is to share those findings, examine and highlight best practice and to make some recommendations of how the UK could benefit.
All | Education | May 2016Dame Sally Coates
In this government-commissioned review, Dame Sally Coates stresses the need to reform the way we educate in prisons, stating that prison education should be “at the heart” of the prison system. The recommendations, all of which were accepted in principle by the Government, advocates greater Governor autonomy, improvements to the quality of teaching and greater access to technology, among other things.
All | Prison staff | Jun 2016Clinks
This report, commissioned at the request of Andrew Selous MP, explores how we can increase the amount and scope of prison volunteering across England and Wales.
Women | Jan 2008Clare Taylor - The Griffins Society
A study examining the volunteering experiences of women who have been in prison.
All | Government policy | Sep 2017Jonathan Aitken and John Samuels
The Centre for Social Justice has launched ‘What happened to the rehabilitation revolution?’, a report looking at how rehabilitation can be helped by a hung parliament, and how sentencers can strive to improve the rehabilitation situation.
All | Education | Jun 2016Prisoner Learning Alliance
The Prisoner Learning Alliance has devised a 'Theory of Change' for prison education. The report identifies five broad themes around the benefits of education, aiming to stimulate debate and conversation about the purpose and value of prison education.