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.

  • Offender learning: a career of choice

    All | Education | Mar 2017
    The Education and Training Foundation

    So you’re interested in a career in offender learning? It’s an ideal time to be considering this as in Spring 2016, the Secretary of State will consider the recommendations from the Coates Review of prison education, which should bring this career path right into the spotlight.

  • Offender Learning: Options for Improvement

    All | Government policy | Jan 2010
    Scottish Government

    A report outlining how those working in prison education in Scotland can deliver the commitments laid out for offender learning in Scotland in Skills for Scotland.

  • Older prisoners in England and Wales: a follow-up to the 2004 thematic review by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

    Older prisoners | Jun 2008
    HM Inspectorate of Prisons

    In 2004, the Inspectorate published a report on the treatment and conditions of the growing number of older prisoners in England and Wales. This short follow-up report revisits the issue, four years on, to detect whether there have been any changes.

  • Out for Good: Lessons for the Future

    All | Employability | Jun 2017
    Katie Pedder

    This report details the findings of a two year action learning project, Out for Good, set up in memory of the late treasurer of the Prison Reform Trust, Andrew Fleming-Williams, and funded through the efforts of his family and friends.