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Alongside our work supporting individual prisoners, we advocate for system-wide improvements in prison education.

We use our voice to inform the public, parliament and media about the positive impact of education on rehabilitation, learning from people with lived experience of prison and making the case for change.

Our priorities are:

In 2012, we worked with other organisations to form the Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA), a network of organisations and individuals using its collective voice to improve prison education.

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Take a look at our policy reports, briefings and toolkits

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Meet the team

Francesca Cooney

Francesca Cooney

Head of Policy

Francesca Cooney

Head of Policy

Francesca joined PET in September 2018. She has worked in resettlement, homelessness and in the advice sector. She also worked at the Prison Reform Trust where she managed their advice service and carried out policy work relating to the treatment and conditions of prisoners. She then became a prison inspector, specialising in inspecting women’s prisons. She is a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow.


Which course?

"I would like to study the Arts Past and Present with the OU because it looks at contemporary culture alongside the history of art and looks at different forms of art too. I think it would be fascinating.”

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Become part of a network of individuals and organisations who are joining together to create change in prison education.

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