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 | Research | May 2016Clinks, NCVO, TSRC
Clinks surveyed 151 voluntary sector organisations in mid-late 2015 to gain their views. As a result Clinks has found six key findings and made seven recommendations.
Changing Prisons, Saving Lives: Report of the Independent Review into Self-inflicted Deaths in Custody of 18-24 year oldsYoung people | Mental Health | Jul 2015Lord Toby Harris and the Harris Review panel
The Review started its work in April 2014 and presented its report to the Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation exactly twelve months later. It had been asked to examine whether appropriate lessons had been learned from the self-inflicted deaths in custody of 18-24 year olds that had occurred after ACCT was fully rolled out in April 2007, and if not, what lessons should be learned and what actions should be taken to prevent further deaths.
All | Government policy | May 2008Ministry of Justice, National Probation Service
This report from the Ministry of Justice and National Probation Service sets out how community sentences work and brings together experiences of probation officers, offenders, victims, academics and third parties.
Continuing positive change in prison and the community: an analysis of the long-term and wider impact of the Good Vibrations Project.All | Arts | Jan 2010Laura Caulfield, David Wilson, Dean Wilkinson - Centre for Applied Criminology, Birmingham City University
An analysis of the long-term and wider impact of the Good Vibrations Project
Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) | Women | Aug 2017Eliza Cardale, Edgar Kimmett, Katy Swaine Williams
This report highlights the overlooked inequalities experienced by many Black, Asian and minority ethnic women in the criminal justice system.
All | Education | Jan 2009Tom Schuller - NIACE
The fifth Thematic Paper to be published from the Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning (IFLL) undertaken in 2007 - 2009. The overall goal of the Inquiry was to offer an authoritative and coherent strategic framework for lifelong learning in the UK.
Crime reduction factsheet: How can we reduce reoffending by known criminals - The Overseas Evidence.All | Government policy | Feb 2005David G. Green - Civitas
This is an 18 month survey of the social science evidence on effective policies for crime reduction, undertaken by David G. Green, and comparing England and Wales, and the USA.
All | Government policy | Mar 2008Tim Hope, Reece Walters - Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
In this report published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, Tim Hope and Reece Walters argue that the government does not want learn from academics or entertain the kind of serious debate that independent academic research can generate.
Older prisoners | Prison practice | Jul 2008The Prison Reform Trust
A report published by the Prison Reform Trust provides evidence that older prisoners face isolation and discrimination because the government is failing to meet their specialist health, social and resettlement needs, with some prisoners who use wheelchairs unable to join in day-to-day prison activities.
All | University/prison partnerships | Oct 2018Suzanne Young
This is an independent evaluation undertaken on behalf of the Leeds Beckett University Prison: Learning Together programme in 2017, by Dr Suzanne Young. It reviews the project and makes recommendations based on feedback from interviews with participants from the prison and the university.