Fit for Release: How sports-based learning can help prisoners engage in education, gain employment and desist from crime

Published: Aug 2012

Professor Rosie Meek, Nina Champion, Seb Klier - Prisoners Education Trust; University of Teeside

This report draws together a compelling body of evidence from prisoner learners and other stakeholders to
demonstrate the value of sport as a rehabilitative tool in prison settings, specifically in relation to educational and employment
opportunities. Whilst sport alone will not necessarily prevent reoffending, it offers an effective and powerful way
in which to embed numeracy and literacy, promote higher level learning and motivate prisoners who may be difficult to engage in
other resettlement, educational or psychological interventions.