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We feature the latest news about our work and share views from our staff and other prison education experts.

04 Dec 2018 | Blogs

Alexander Maconochie – a forgotten penal reformer?

In a speech first delivered at the PET Carol Concert, the charity’s President John Samuels QC offers his personal reflections on an important but little-known figure in the history of prison reform.

28 Nov 2018 | Women | Blogs , Policy

Should prison education be different for women?

Women make up about 5% of England and Wales’ prison population. Do they have different needs or wants in terms of education? And are we catering to these needs enough? Head of Policy Francesca Cooney takes a look.

13 Nov 2018 | Prison/university partnerships | Blogs , PUPiL

High-security study: building a partnership in Belmarsh

Dr Alison Lamont works in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Roehampton. She has worked in partnership with HMP Belmarsh on a Learning Together programme, ‘Understanding Justice.’

25 Oct 2018 | Policy | Policy , Press release

Introducing PET’s new Head of Policy

Francesca Cooney joined PET as Head of Policy in September. Here she tells us about the challenges facing prison education and her priorities over the coming months.

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