Learning and skills for offenders serving short custodial sentences

Published: Jan 2009


The findings of this report derive from survey visits to a sample of 18 local prisons and one training prison and an analysis of inspection reports on the provision of learning and skills in prisons during the period July 2007 to April 2008. Each of the prisons visited in the survey sample had a high percentage of offenders on short custodial sentences. In this survey, short-term sentences are defined as custodial sentences requiring offenders to serve less than 12 months.