An independent evaluation undertaken on behalf of the Leeds Beckett University Prison: Learning Together programme in 2017.
This report presents an evaluation of a Learning Together partnership between Open Book at Goldsmiths, University of London and HMP & YOI Isis - supported by the Prisoners’ Education Trust.
We know that prison education can make a difference. But how does that ‘change’ process happen and what role can education play? The Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) aims to stimulate debate around these issues. Using research with teachers and former prisoners, the report examines how we can measure the benefit of education in prison, and how we can improve its provision.
Prisoners' Education Trust approached Pro Bono Economics to undertake an impact assessment of their programme that funds educational resources for prisoners. Following on from research by the Ministry of Justice, economists estimated that PET would need to reduce reoffending by just one percentage point for the costs of the programme to outweigh the costs associated with reoffending (for example, costs to society, the victim and the criminal justice system).
This report offers a rare insight into prisoners’ views on education and finds that learning in prison could and should do more to help prisoners progress beyond basic skills.
A report examining how sports-based learning can help prisoners engage in education, gain employment and desist from crime.
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