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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 | Pro Bono Economics | 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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