On 24 May, Justice Secretary David Gauke announced a new strategy for education and employment in, and out, of prison. Much of it wasn’t new, there were positive statements of intent, and some disappointments. But is the financial investment going to be there to make it a reality?
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Lady Elizabeth Andrew, founding member and patron of Prisoners’ Education Trust, who passed away on 13 January 2018, leaving an extraordinary legacy to for PET.
The Chair of the Prisoner Learning Alliance today wrote to the new Prisons Minister Rory Stewart OBE MP. He called for an explanation of why the contracts to provide careers advice for prisoners have been terminated without any apparent replacement service in place.
As the Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) moves into an exciting new phase, opening up membership to organisations and individuals and electing a new steering committee, we are proud to announce the appointment of a new Chair, Professor Tom Schuller (MA, PGCE, DrPhil).