Prisoners' Education Trust is committed to doing what works to reduce reoffending. This resource library presents evidence and research related to all aspects of prison rehabilitation.
Search our resource library for a wide range of articles including: academic research, reports and policy related documents all within the theme of prison education. We welcome further content and if there is something you would like added to the resource library then please contact Katy Oglethorpe, Media, Communications and Alumni Manager.
All | Education | Feb 2013PET
A policy response document re-emphasising several points made by the Criminal Justice Alliance and drawing on our expertise and prisoner feedback, raising further issues relating to the valuable role of learning in prison and after release towards rehabilitation and reducing re-offending.
PET consultation response to Transforming Youth Custody: Putting education at the heart of detentionYoung people | Education | Apr 2013PET
Consultation response document on 'Transforming youth custody: Putting education at the heart of detention', re-emphasising points raised in the Standing Committe for Youth Justice response and adding several additional comments.
Young people | Government policy | Jun 2014PET
A briefing document outlining PET's concerns, questions and recommendations about the Ministry of Justice's plans for secure colleges, with a particular focus on education and learning.
PET'S Chief Executive Rod Clark's 'How Education Transforms' article in Prison Service Journal, pages 3-8- Prison Service Journal, 26 MayMay 2016Rod Clark
PET’s Chief Executive draws on evidence to document the many ways education offers prisoners a new and positive identity. He outlines the four main categories of desistance theory and how education is a successful way of reducing re-offending rates.
PET/PLA response to Education Select Committee inquiry: Ofsted Further Education and Skills Report 2012-2013All | Education | Jan 2014PET
Written evidence presented to the Education Select Committe inquiry on Ofsted's Further Education and Skills report, with a focus on prison education.
PET/PLA response to Justice Select Committee inquiry: Crime reduction policies: A coordinated response?All | Education | Nov 2013PET/PLA
PLA's response to the Justice Select Committee's inquiry 'Crime reduction policies - A coordinated response' with a particular focus on the relationship between education and rehabilitation.
PLA response to Education Select Committee inquiry on underachievement in education by white working class childrenAll | Education | Nov 2013PLA/PET
A document containing PLA's response to the Education Selects Committee inquiry on underachievement in education by white working class children, with a particular focus on the impact of having a parent in prison.
All | Nov 2007Rhydian Potter
A webcast by Rhydian Potter about the Programme for Offender Learning and Resettlement Information Services (POLARIS).
All | Prison staff | Feb 2014Dr Lynne Rogers, Margaret Simonot, Angela Nartey
This report summarises the findings of research conducted by the University and College Union (UCU) and the Centre for Education in the Criminal Justice System (CECJS) at the Institute of Education, University of London to learn more about prison educators and to explore the impact of offender learner funding on their professionalism and practice.
All | Government policy | Oct 2007Dr Vicky Kemp, Professor Pascoe Pleasence, Dr Nigel Balmer - Legal Services Research Centre, Legal Services Commission
A paper published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, as part of the Whose Justice? project.