Sport in prisons

In 2012, PET published "Fit for Release", a research project conducted alongside the University of Teeside that examines the value of sport as a rehabilitative tool in prison settings, specifically in relation to educational and employment opportunities.

Since then PET has deepened its involvement in the area, including by joining the steering committee of the ‘National Alliance for Sport for the Desistance of Crime’ (NASDC)

PET believes that 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.