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Find the most important briefings and reports from Prisoners’ Education Trust and the Prisoner Learning Alliance.

25 Oct 2017 | Prisoner Learning Alliance | Governance | Toolkit | PDF | 3.28MB

Greenhouses not Warehouses: A guide to commissioning in prisons

Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) contracts come to an end in April 2018, making way for a new era of prison governor-led education commissioning. Prisons are being given increasing flexibility and control over education budgets and the ability to commission a wide range of provision.

The workbook is designed to support prison governors and managers with this process.

25 Jun 2016 | Prisoner Learning Alliance | PLAN, Prisoner Learning Alliance | Report | PDF | 1.4MB

Theory of Change for Prison Education

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. 

03 Jun 2016 | PLAN, Research | Report | PDF | 836.05KB

Looking at the impact of educational resources for prisoners on reoffending rates

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).

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