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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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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'd choose Spanish, it would be great to learn such a widely-spoken language."

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Hannah Stevens

PLA Network Officer

Hannah Stevens

PLA Network Officer

Hannah joined PET in 2022, to support the Prisoner Learning Alliance and PET’s wider policy work. Prior to this, she worked on communications and membership engagement for a network of European human rights and social change grant-makers.

Hannah is also an advisory board member for the Carceral Geography Working Group of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers.


Which course?

I think I’d go for Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance – it would be great if my knowledge could match my enthusiasm for working on my allotment!

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